Carlton Alfred Smith (1853-1946) A British watercolourist, oil painter and genre artist who often made images of cottage interiors showing domestic life and figures in cottage interiors in a romantic manner towards the end of the nineteenth century. Smith studied at the Slade School of Art. He became one of the most technically accomplished watercolorists of the late Victorian period. With Charles Edward Wilson (fl. 1890-1930) he moved from London to join the artistic community founded by Myles Birket Foster Allingham (1848-1926) in the towns or villages surrounding Witley in Surrey. Smith began his career as a lithographer before the start of his better-known interior domestic views that are marked with strong sunshine . He exhibited mostly at Suffolk Street, London, but also at the New Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of British Artists from 1879 onward. He was a member of the Royal Academy of Art.