Cole's Circle


Smillie, James (1807-85)

Engraver of Scottish descent and member of the National Academy of Design. Smillie moved to New York in 1829, not long after Cole first arrived there. Smillie earned distinction for his engravings of famous American landscape paintings, and in the 1850s he created reproductions of Cole's series The Voyage of Life. Smillie turned to the engraving of banknotes in the 1860s.