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David Gilmore Blythe (1815-1865)
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signed 'Blythe' (lower center)
oil on canvas
11 x 9 in. (27.9 x 22.9 cm.)
Painted circa 1861.
Provenance
Alexander Nimick, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
By descent.
Sotheby's, New York, 2 June 1983, lot 49.
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
Literature
Magazine Antiques, vol. 27, 1935, pp. 180, 182, fig. 4, illustrated.
Whitney Museum of American Art, Paintings by David G. Blythe, 1815-1865, Drawings by Joseph Boggs Beale, 1841-1926, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1936, p. 14, no. 29.
D. Miller, The Life and Work of David G. Blythe, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1950, pp. 82, 130, illustrated.
H.W. Williams, The Civil War: The Artists' Record, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1962, pp. 108, 109, 257, no. 87, illustrated.
B.W. Chambers, The World of David Gilmore Blythe, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1980, p. 178, no. 198, illustrated.
P.A. Johnston, Seeing High and Low: Representing Social Conflict in American Visual Culture, Berkeley, California, 2006, p. 82.
Exhibited
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Paintings by David G. Blythe, 1815-1865, Drawings by Joseph Boggs Beale, 1841-1926, April 7-May 7, 1936, no. 29.
Washington, D.C., The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and elsewhere, The Civil War: The Artists' Record, November 17-December 31, 1961, no. 87.
Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, and elsewhere, The World of David Gilmore Blythe, October 17, 1980-January 11, 1981, no. 50.

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