70028: ROBERT FREDERICK BLUM (American, 1857-1903) Span
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Lot 70028 Details
Spanish Muleteer, 1882
Oil on canvasboard
5-3/4 x 7 inches (14.6 x 17.8 cm)
Signed lower right: Blum
THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York;
Midwestern Galleries, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio;
Stephan V. O'Meara, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Indian Hill Historical Museum Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, "Golden Era of Art," 1978;
Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C., "Highlights and Footnotes of American Art from the Collection of Graham Williford," January 22-March 15, 1991, no. 7.
This painting is an oil study for A Spanish Water-Carrier, Toledo [also known as Toledo Water-Carrier] (1882), a work that was purchased by the distinguished American painting collector, Thomas B. Clarke, from the 1882 National Academy exhibition while the exhibit was still on view. The scene was one Blum observed during his travels in Spain during the summer of 1882. While sketching in the streets of Toledo, Blum often found that a crowd had gathered around him. He produced a number of cartoons recording this.
Alternate Artist Spellings: "Blum, Robert", "Blum, Robert Frederick", "Robert Frederick Blum"
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