Clive Press wrote:
"I recently inherited two oil paintings by
John Horsburgh on the death of my father earlier this year. They are
of my g g grandparents, William Cobb Smith of Benholm Castle and his wife
Jessie Smith (Rae).
My family came originally from Montrose
Scotland, and William Smith had business interests in Edinburgh. I am now
retired and am living in the province of Cordoba in Spain.
The pictures are 34cm x 40cm including the
gold frame; the pictures are set within a gold oval surround, and signed
and dated in red "Horsburgh Edin 1874". I am assuming they are
by John Horsburgh, b1835.
Clive Press, Cordoba, Spain: October 29. 2007
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Clive Press, Cordoba, Spain