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    The Hon. Paul H. Buchanan, Jr. Collection

    MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (American, 1819-1904)

    Red Rose and Heliotrope in a Vase (Requited and Unrequited Love), circa 1871-1880
    Oil on academy board
    19 x 8-3/4 inches (48.3 x 22.2 cm)
    Signed lower right: M.J. Heade

    PROVENANCE:
    Sotheby-Parke Bernet, New York, December 8, 1983, sale 5124, lot 47;
    Sotheby's, New York, December 6, 1984, sale 5255, lot 70;
    Private collection, Massachusetts;
    with Vose Gallery, Boston, in 1985;
    Purchased Vose Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, August 15, 1986.

    LITERATURE:
    T. Stebbins, The Life and Work of Martin Johnson Heade, New Haven, 2000, no. 423, p. 306.


    Condition Report*: Paint surface and support stable and intact. UV examination revealed that the only areas of restoration are on the perimeter of the painting where the panel was in contact with the framing nails. Tiny minor strengthening was made to the base of the rose where it meets the stem, and in a few of the shadows in the rose leaves.   
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