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John Samuel Blunt (1798-1835)

John Samuel Blunt (1798-1835)

American, Lived/Active: New Hampshire and Massachusetts
Pair of Portraits, John and Electa Stoddard Hale.
Unsigned, ca. 1830.
Oil on canvas.
33 ½” x 28 ½” (with frames).
Over-all in fine condition, both strip-lined with minor stretcher marks and minimal scattered in-painting. Appear to retain the original frames. Each with partial printed labels on verso, “Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.
Provenance: Collection of Dr. Donald Moylan.
Ex-collection, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania.
Portrait of Electa purchased from Hirschl and Adler Gallery, New York City, New York;
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, Thomaston, Maine, 2017.

Exhibited: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, 1996.
Genealogical records confirm that Electa Stoddard Hale (1799-1876) was born in Upton, Massachusetts, and married William Hale (1795-1872) in the same town in 1819. According to state and federal census data, the Georgian-born William was a merchant by trade.

John Blunt, moved with his family to Boston, just forty miles from Upton, in the early 1830s and soon became known for his distinct and lifelike portraiture, following an exhibition of his work at the Boston Athenaeum.

Item ID: WoA-AMP-OC 697

Price: $16000

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