Frances Tysoe SMITH

Miss Frances Tysoe SMITH
aka Tysoe SMITH

Frances Tysoe Smith was a fine maritime painter whose work has been greatly underrated.

In 1914 this artist member of the Arts Club signed in the painter Thomas Hodgson LIDDELL as a visitor. The following year she exhibited at the Show Day.

At the 1923 St Ives Show Day, and in 1924 she exhibited from her own studio, showing a large landscape, 'marsh lands with water in the foreground, and a flock of sheep beyond', alongside two other paintings.  She shared the Blue Studio with her sister Miss S FREEMAN.


 Painter in watercolour and oils of flowers, landscapes and maritime scenes

works and access

Works include: And the Rain Fell Down from One Dark Cloud (1920); Passing Showers; At eventide it shall be light (1920); Violets (1923); Our Own Village Tower (1924); Study of Pelargoniums (1924); St Ives Harbour


March 1920 works for London Galleries; Lanham's, St Ives February 1920, Show Day March 1920, Spring Exhibition April 1920, March 1923 (Watercolours and Oils); Own Studio March 1924; Royal Birmingham Society of Artists; Walker Gallery, London Salon, Royal Academy



misc further info



St Ives Times 20 Feb 1920, 5 Mar 1920, 16 Apr 1920 [from WMN], 23 Mar 1923, 21 Mar 1924

Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p346); 

Whybrow (1994) St Ives;