Anna Smidth

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Anna Smidth


Anna Smidth was a painter. She was born 04.05.1861 in Rønnede, and died in 1951. Her parents were counselor Jens Frederik Julius Beck Smidth and Anna Henriette Hoyer. She stayed Single.

Anna Smidth who´s brother was the architect Philip Smidth, was employed at The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain in the period when Arnold Krog was the artistic director and later director from 1885 until 1915. She was one of those very special female artists that worked under her inspiration and painted independently and created images on vases, pots, plates, etc. Her flower and landscape paintings were stylized, elegant executed and were often influenced by Japanese art. She was educated by E. Mundt and M. Luplaus.


Anna Smidth travelled to Germany, northern Italy in 1893 and several more times to Italy as well as to Sweden.


Main information source: Kunstindex Danmark & Weilbachs Kunstnerleksikon




AS - Bid Cage Vase
AS - Bid Cage Vase
AS - Nasturtium Vase
AS - Nasturtium Vase
AS - Snakes and Lemon tree vase
Swallow vase
Swallow vase

Artist:                       Anna Smidth

Date of Production:  June 1905

Unique Number:      9252

Height:                     50,5 cm

Diameter:                 25 cm

Motif:                        Chestnut Vase with leaves, and

                                 flowers

Remarks:                 Listed in her workbook. Sold for 400

                                DKK

Chestnut and flower Vase
Chestnut and flower Vase
Blossom Vase
Blossom Vase
Art Nouveau Style Flower Vase
Art Nouveau Style Flower Vase
Flower Plate
AS - Bid Cage Vase
AS - Bid Cage Vase

Artist:                       Anna Smidth

Date of Production:  September 1887

Unique Number:      none

Height:                     17,5 cm

Diameter:                 11,5 cm

Motif:                        Bird on a berry leave. The golden net

                                 above the motif gives the impression

                                 of a bird in a golden cage


Remarks:                 Typical colors and golden trim typical

                                 for this early piece

AS - Nasturtium Vase
AS - Nasturtium Vase

Artist:                       Anna Smidth

Date of Production:  September 1888

Unique Number:      none

Height:                     21,5 cm

Diameter:                 21 cm

Motif:                        Nasturtium leaves with typical venation

                                 and holes from caterpilars on blue

                                 background


Remarks:                 Typical colors and golden trim typical

                                 for this early piece

AS - Snakes and Lemon tree vase

Artist:                       Anna Smidth

Date of Production:  March 1898

Unique Number:      6609

Height:                     46,5 cm

Diameter:                 30 cm

Motif:                        Grass snakes under a lemon tree

Remarks:                 Vase will need repair

                                 Sold to Director Moreno for 300 DKK

                                 in 1901


Swallow vase
Swallow vase
Swallow vase
Chestnut and flower Vase

Artist:                       Anna Smidth

Date of Production:  May 1904

Unique Number:      8885

Height:                     50,5 cm

Diameter:                 25 cm

Motif:                        Chestnut Vase with leaves, and

                                 flowers

Remarks:                 Listed in her workbook

                                Sold for 300 DKK

Blossom Vase

Artist:                       Anna Smidth

Date of Production:  June 1891

Unique Number:      2665

Height:                     20 cm

Diameter:                 21 cm

Motif:                        Hydrangea Vase

Remarks:                 Sold to Tiffany for 35 USD

Art Nouveau Style Flower Vase

Artist:                       Anna Smidth

Date of Production:  February 1900

Unique Number:      7475

Height:                     18,5 cm

Diameter:                 6 cm

Motif:                        Art Nouveau blossom vase

Remarks:                 Sold to Mr./Mrs. Oppenheimer in 1900

                                 for 35 DKK

Artist:                       Anna Smidth

Date of Production:  September 1890

Unique Number:      2131

Diameter:                 25 cm

Motif:                        Lily blossom

Remarks:                 Sold in Paris for 35 DKK

Flower Plate
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