Architectural Sketches and Watercolours

I few months ago I published some sketches and watercolours from my great grandfather, Robert Smith’s sketchbooks. I’ve finally managed to scan some pages from the third sketchbook.

While the first two books dated from between 1998 and 1903. This one is from about 30 years later. The sketches are now architectural drawings and concepts for the company that he founded, R Smith and Co.

It’s not so easy to date these, however, the “Playhouse”  canopy painting shows that “The Desert Song” is playing. I think this is probably the first version of that movie from 1929. The image of the “Hendersons” clock would appear to be from 1936 so I’m guessing this book is from the late 1920s, to mid 1930s.

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