Two Elbridge Ayer Burbank Paintings Presented by the Artist to Shirley Temple, circa 1938
    Signed to each E.A. BURBANK
    9-3/4 inches high x 7-3/4 inches wide (24.8 x 19.7 cm) (sight, larger, bouquet)

    Bouquet painting composition of oil on canvas board; composition of village painting is oil on board.

    Elbridge Ayer Burbank (1858-1949) was an American artist born on in Harvard, Illinois. A painter of portraits of Native Americans whose work is represented in the Field Museum, the Newberry Library in Chicago, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He then studied in Munich, Germany under Paul Nauen and Frederic Fehr in 1886, alongside Leigh, Sharp, and Rosenthal. In 1895, his uncle, a museum president, commissioned a series of Western Indian portraits. Burbank painted the first portrait of Geronimo at Fort Sill, the only artist to paint Geronimo from life, Burbank's work is regarded as historically important.

    Property from the Personal Collection of Shirley Temple Black

    Reverse of bouquet canvas inscribed: For Miss Shirley Temple's next birthday, Compliments of E.A. Burbank, 1939

    Reverse of village painting with label and signature: Acoma Indian Village. Acoma New Mexico. E.A. Burbank, For Miss Shirley Temple, E.A. Burbank

    Condition Report*:

    Light flake missing to reverse board of village painting, light yellowing of varnish to village and bouquet paintings, bouquet painting has been fitted with later vintage frame, otherwise presenting well.  

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