436
436

PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN COLLECTION

Eugen von Blaas
AUSTRIAN
THE MANDOLINIST
Estimation
100 000150 000
Lot. Vendu 275,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
436

PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN COLLECTION

Eugen von Blaas
AUSTRIAN
THE MANDOLINIST
Estimation
100 000150 000
Lot. Vendu 275,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Eugen von Blaas
1843 - 1931
AUSTRIAN
THE MANDOLINIST
signed Eug. de Blaas (lower left)
oil on canvas
24 by 32 1/8 in.
61 by 81.6 cm
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Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander Long, Kansas City, Missouri (by 1913, and probably sold, his estate sale, Kansas City, Missouri, October 8-10, 1934)
Nathan and Fannye Milgram, Kansas City (probably acquired at the above sale)
Thence by descent

Description

The first recorded owner of The Mandolinist was Robert A. Long, a Kansas City lumber magnate, civic pioneer and philanthropist. In 1907, the Long family began building a seventy-room Beaux-Arts mansion called Corinthian Hall. The residence was designed by Baumgarten & Co., the New York-based firm responsible for William H. Vanderbilt’s Fifth Avenue home (see lot 433) as well as several rooms in New York’s Plaza Hotel, including the Edwardian Room. The Long family traveled throughout Europe in the early 1900s; Von Blaas’ Venetian view may have been an acquisition among other treasures for their new home, to which they finally moved in late 1910 (fig. 1).

19th Century European Art

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