John Hesselius, 1762 - Portrait of Elizabeth Chew Smith - fine art print

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In 1762 John Hesselius created the masterpiece "Portrait of Elizabeth Chew Smith". The version of the painting had the size 38 7/8 x 29 7/16 in (98,9 x 74,77 cm) and was painted with the medium oil on canvas. Besides, this piece of art is in the the digital collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of more than 142.000 objects that illuminate 6.000 years of artistic expression across the globe. With courtesy of - Los Angeles County Museum of Art ( (public domain license).: . Furthermore, alignment is portrait and has a ratio of 3 : 4, which implies that the length is 25% shorter than the width.

Available materials

We offer a range of different sizes and materials for every product. The following options are available for individualization:

  • Printed poster (canvas material): A poster is a printed cotton canvas with a fine surface finish. It is suited for framing the art print with a custom-made frame. Please bear in mind, that depending on the absolute size of the poster print we add a white margin 2-6cm round about the print, which facilitates the framing with your custom frame.
  • Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): A glossy print on acrylic glass, which is often referred to as a plexiglass print, will change your favorite original into brilliant décor. The great benefit of an acrylic glass print is that contrasts as well as small color details will be recognizeable thanks to the precise tonal gradation. Our real glass coating protects your chosen art print against sunlight and heat for many years to come.
  • The canvas print: The canvas print, not to be confused with a real canvas painting, is a digital image printed from a UV direct printer. Furthermore, a canvas print creates a soft and comfortable ambience. Your printed canvas of your favorite work of art will allow you to transform your fine art print into a large work of art as you would see in a true gallery. The great advantage of canvas prints is that they are relatively low in weight, which means that it is easy and straightforward to hang up the Canvas print without any wall-mounts. Hence, a canvas print is suited for any type of wall.
  • Aluminium dibond print: An Aluminium Dibond print is a material with an impressive depth. A direct Aluminium Dibond Print is your excellent start to art replicas made on aluminum. For the Direct Print On Aluminum Dibond, we print the favorite artpiece on the aluminium composite white-primed surface. The bright components of the original work of art shimmer with a silk gloss but without glow. The colors are luminous and bright in the highest definition, fine details appear crisp, and you can really feel a matte appearance of the print.

Important information: We try everything in order to depict the products as precisely as possible and to exhibit them visually in our shop. Nonetheless, some colors of the printing material and the imprint can diverge to a certain extent from the representation on the device's screen. Depending on your screen settings and the condition of the surface, not all colors will be printed as realistically as the digital version depicted here. Considering that our art prints are processed and printed manually, there may also be slight variations in the motif's size and exact position.

About the product

Product type: fine art reproduction
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production process: UV direct print (digital printing)
Production: made in Germany
Stock type: production on demand
Product use: wall gallery, home décor
Alignment: portrait format
Image aspect ratio: 3 : 4 length : width
Image ratio meaning: the length is 25% shorter than the width
Materials you can choose: metal print (aluminium dibond), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame): 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) variants: 30x40cm - 12x16", 60x80cm - 24x31", 90x120cm - 35x47"
Picture frame: not included

Artpiece table

Title of the painting: "Portrait of Elizabeth Chew Smith"
Categorization of the artwork: painting
Umbrella term: classic art
Temporal classification: 18th century
Created in the year: 1762
Age of artwork: over 250 years
Medium of original artwork: oil on canvas
Original artwork dimensions: 38 7/8 x 29 7/16 in (98,9 x 74,77 cm)
Museum / collection: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Location of museum: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Website of the museum: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (

The painter

Name of the artist: John Hesselius
Gender of the artist: male
Professions of the artist: painter
Artist category: old master
Lifetime: 55 years
Born: 1719
Year died: 1774

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Notes from the Curator: The museum’s portrait was painted in 1762, at the peak of the artist’s abilities. The previous year Hesselius had obtained the prestigious commission to paint the portraits of the four children of Benedict Calvert, 1761 (Baltimore Museum of Art). Having begun his career under the stylistic influence of Robert Feke, he had by this point come under the influence of John Wollaston (active 1736-1767), who then was working in the mid-Atlantic region. In his mature work a sculptural feeling for clear forms and volumes recalls the work of Feke. The head, for instance, is isolated as a distinct form, high on a thin neck, its shapes slightly simplified and clarified. The heavy, lidded, almond eyes betray the example of Wollaston, as do the decorative elaboration of lace and extensive patterning of highlights in the drapery. More his own is Hesselius’s use of strong color, in this case a brilliant blue in the dress and bright pink in the shawl, echoed in the high color of the face. The museum’s painting is exceptionally well preserved for the work of Hesselius and consequently unusually impressive. The subject was born in 1742 or 1743, the daughter of Samuel Chew III of Anne Arundel County and his wife Sarah Lock. The museum’s painting is one of four portraits of members of the Chew family executed by Hesselius in 1762. One is a portrait of Elizabeth’s mother, another is of Elizabeth’s brother, Samuel Lloyd Chew (both unlocated), and the fourth is another version of the portrait of Elizabeth (Brooklyn Museum). The other version is smaller (28 3/8 x 25 1/8 inches), and only a bust-length, with Elizabeth Smith wearing a silver dress, with blue bow, and chocolate-colored shawl and holding a sprig of flowers in a slightly different gesture. In 1939 the museum’s painting was the only one of this group of four not in the collection of Samuel Claggett Chew of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. The fact that the museum’s painting descended through Mrs. Smith’s family rather than the Chew family suggests the possibility that it was commissioned separately by Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Since Elizabeth Chew was married on February 11, 1762, it is possible that the present painting was a marriage portrait. Her first husband was John Hamilton Smith, a resident and plantation owner of Calvert County; they had two daughters, Elizabeth Chew and Mary. Her half-sister, Mary, married a Dr. Alexander Hamilton Smith in 1767. (There was a prominent Scottish physician of the same name living in Annapolis in the 1740s.) Records for Saint James’s (Old Herring Creek) Parish show a large family with the name of Smith living there in the early eighteenth century. Elizabeth Chew Smith later married a man named Sprigg. It is not known whether this second marriage produced issue. She died sometime after 1800.

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