Boase Smith lived in Falmouth and was a member and judge for the exhibitions held annually by the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society. During the 1870s he was a visitor to Polperro. He advertised classes in 'watercolour and pencil drawing' and labelled himself a 'Professor of Drawing'.
In 1895, the Society felt "under obligation to Newlyn and St Ives" for their important contributions: thereafter they continued to contribute regularly. By that date J Philp (James George PHILP) had died, as recently had Boase Smith [sic: perhaps he was ill at that stage]: another constant contributor to the exhibition for over 30 years and a "conscientious judge of Amateur pictures".
A recent correspondent (2013) has written to say that a watercolour painting by this artist has been in his family for 80-100 years and that the subject is Helford Village.
Painter in watercolour of landscapes and farm buildings
works and access
Works include: The Old Mill; Old Bar Mill, Falmouth; Helford Village; Polperro - Looking Seaward;
Falmouth Art Gallery records
RCPS Annual Reports
Round 'The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society (Falmouth)' [in Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall pp15-19]
Tovey, David (2021) Polperro - Cornwall's Forgotten Art Centre - Volume One - Pre-1920, Wilson Books