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Smith, John Thomas

    Full Name: Smith, John Thomas

    Other Names:

    • John Smith

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1766

    Date Died: 1833

    Home Country/ies: United Kingdom

    Subject Area(s): prints (visual works)

    Career(s): curators


    Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. He was succeeded at his death by William Young Ottley. He is sometmes confused in historiographic literature with the John Smith who authored the Rubens catalog in the 1830’s.


    Griffiths, Antony. “The Department of Prints and Drawings during the First Century of the British Museum.” Burlington Magazine 136 no. 1097 (August 1994): 531-544.


    "Smith, John Thomas." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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