Samuel Smiles, 1812 - 1904. Author and reformer
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Samuel Smiles, 1812 - 1904. Author and reformer 1891
  • Scottish Art
Doctor, journalist, railway manager and biographer, Samuel Smiles is best known for his enthusiasm for self-improvement. His celebrated book, Self-Help, was published in 1859. A collection of short biographies of great achievers, Self-Help became a standard school prize in Victorian Britain and, for later generations, a symbol of that era's optimistic values.

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  • Acc. No. PG 631
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 34.30 x 24.80 cm (framed: 57.50 x 48.00 x 5.00 cm)
  • Credit Bequeathed by J.M. Gray 1894