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Smitz, Gaspar or Smith or Smits Theodor; also known as Theodorus Hartcamplocked

Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1635; died c. 1707 or 1689, in Dublin.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, portraits, still-lifes.

Gaspar SMITZ: signature or monogram

Gaspar Smitz moved from The Hague to England shortly after the restoration of Charles II, where he was nicknamed 'Magdalene Smith' because of the large number of paintings of Mary Magdalene he executed. He went to Ireland and made his name. He had as his pupils Maubert and Gawdy of Exeter. He engraved some original prints.

Museum and Gallery Holdings

Berlin: Still-life with Crayfish, Oysters, etcetera

Cologne (Peltzer Collection): Still-life

Auction Records

London, 18 May 1990: Still-life with a Peeled Lemon, Shellfish, Grapes and Peaches round a Glass (oil on panel, 13½ × 18¼ ins/34.2 × 46.4 cm) GBP 13,750

Stockholm, 5 Dec 2000: Vanitas Still-life (oil on canvas, 19 × 15 ins/47 × 38 cm) SEK 120,000

London, 14 Dec 2001: Vanitas Still-life with Candle, Vase of Flowers and Skull on Partially Draped Table (oil on canvas, 19 × 16 ins/49 × 40 cm) GBP 5,500

London, 13 Dec 2002: Roemer with Peaches, Crabs, Oysters, Pipe and a Knife on a Stone Shelf (oil on canvas, 9 × 13 ins/24 × 32 cm) GBP 13,000

Cologne, 1 July 2004: Still-life (oil on canvas, 19 × 16 ins/49 × 40 cm) EUR 4,500