Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. Collection

    EDWIN HOWLAND BLASHFIELD (American, 1848-1936)

    Mother and Child, 1874
    Oil on canvas
    29-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches (74.9 x 62.2 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: E H Blashfield. . 74.

    PROVENANCE:
    Vose Galleries, Boston;
    Reginald A. Lombard (restaurant owner of "Lakeview Hotel" and later an art dealer, Lake View Gallery, Lake View, New York);
    Purchased from Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, March 5, 1986 (label verso on protective cardboard backing).

    LITERATURE:
    Reginald A. Lombard Collection of Nineteenth Century Paintings, Vose Galleries, Boston, Massachusetts, 1984, full-page cover ill.

    One of the leading academic painters of the turn of the century, Blashfield studied in Paris under Leon Bonnat from 1867 to 1870 and from 1874 to 1880 before returning home permanently to New York City. He exhibited paintings at the Paris Salon and the Royal Academy in London, beginning in 1876, while maintaining close friendships with painters Charles Sprague Pearce and Arthur Bridgman who had studios in the same building he did in Paris. During the late 1880s and early 1890s, Blashfield produced allegorical and fanciful paintings before turning primarily to mural work. This painting was done in New York just prior to his return to Paris in 1874.



    Condition Report*: Relined canvas on a modern stretcher. Faint one-inch horizontal scratch in upper left quadrant, and faint one-inch scratch in lower center next to the frame, acrylic varnish.  Under UV examination there is a small passage of strengthening visible just below the woman's bustle on her left side; there is also a one-inch square area of older-looking restoration in the upper right quadrant just right of the vitrine displaying the porcelain.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information.

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    10th-11th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,829

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 3 days left to consign to the 2018 August 18 Nature & Science Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The picture of each piece, the brief description, incoming bids, what paintings were coming up next in the queue and, of course, the auctioneer; all perfectly organized and presented! Your service was great.
    Ray Holland,
    Chester Gap, VA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2014 November 21 Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Signature Auction
    2014 November 21 Tiffany, Lalique & Art Glass Signature Auction
    REALIZED $1,441,296
    2014 November 17 American Art Signature Auction
    2014 November 17 American Art Signature Auction
    REALIZED $6,712,638
    2014 November 14 American Indian Art , Pre-Columbian, & Tribal Art Signature Auction
    2014 Nov 14 American Indian Art, Pre-Columbian & Tribal Art Auction
    REALIZED $441,524
    2014 November 8 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction
    2014 November 8 Modern & Contemporary Art Signature Auction
    REALIZED $5,683,719
    2014 November 6 Silver & Vertu Signature Auction
    2014 November 6 Silver & Vertu Signature Auction
    REALIZED $439,980
    2014 October 18 The Belo Collection of Texas Art Signature Auction
    2014 October 18 The Belo Collection of Texas Art Signature Auction
    REALIZED $624,835
    2014 October 16 Photographs Signature Auction
    2014 October 16 Photographs Signature Auction
    REALIZED $824,108
    2014 September 28 Nature & Science Signature Auction
    2014 September 28 Nature & Science Signature Auction
    REALIZED $1,089,341
    2014 Sept 13-14 Gentleman Collector Signature Estate Auction
    2014 Sept 13-14 Gentleman Collector Signature Estate Auction
    REALIZED $1,725,292
    2018 April 24 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 April 24 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,407,487