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    EDWIN HOWLAND BLASHFIELD (American, 1848-1936)
    At the Well, circa 1867-81
    Oil on canvas
    17 x 14-1/4 inches (43.2 x 36.2 cm)
    Signed, dedicated and inscribed lower right: To my friend / M.P Hennessy / Edwin Howland Blashfield / Paris

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    This lot retains its original frame.

    A native New Yorker, Blashfield was a noted academic artist who distinguished himself both as a premier muralist and genre painter. This work dates from 1874 to 1880, the period Blashfield was training in Paris with Leon Bonnat and Jean-Leon Gerome. The classically beautiful woman, whom he depicted with elegant line and rich, inventive color, was doubtless drawn from his travels to Italy. M. P. Hennessy, to whom the artist dedicated this painting, may, in fact, have been the heir to the Cognac fortune.


    Condition Report*: Lined canvas. Paint film in fully stable condition. UV examination reveals only minor amounts of fluorescing. There is very finely-done inpaint in some craquelure in the figure's dress, in her hair above her forehead, and in the sky. A patch fluoresces white on the rock on which the figure rests her forearm. Framed Dimensions 28 X 25 Inches
    *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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    10th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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