DAVID GILMOUR BLYTHE | BOY DRINKING FROM A BARREL
Property from a Pennsylvania Collection
DAVID GILMOUR BLYTHE
1815 - 1865
BOY DRINKING FROM A BARREL
signed Blythe (lower left)
oil on canvas
27 ⅛ by 22 inches
(68.9 by 55.9 cm)
The canvas is wax lined and affixed to modern stretchers. The tacking edges are partially trimmed. There is frame abrasion at the extreme edges and surface cracking throughout. Under UV: there are scattered spots of inpainting throughout, including large spots along the left edge, in the background and the barrel. There is one area of inpainting at the center of the image between the figure and the barrel.
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Private collection, New Jersey, circa 1900
Sold: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, April 21, 1977, lot 5
Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York
Sold: Christie's, New York, February 13, 2002, lot 16
Gilliland Fine Art, Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Acquired by the present owner from the above
The Kennedy Quarterly, November 1978, no. 108, pp. 135, 185, illustrated
Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution; Rochester, New York, Rochester University Memorial Art Gallery; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, The World of David Gilmour Blythe (1815-1865), October 1980-January 1981, no. 105, illustrated n.p.