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Boy Observing an Eclipse


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Description Blauvelt studied with Charles Loring Elliott and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design. He pursued a career as a genre and portrait painter, before settling in Annapolis, Maryland where he taught draftsmanship at the Naval Academy. Blauvelt was among the artists whom William T. Walters encountered during his forays in the New York art market just prior to the Civil War, acquiring 5 works by the artist. This work was formerly housed in one of William T. Walters' drawings albums.
Exhibitions
  • American Drawings from the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
  • Private Lives: Nineteenth Century American Genre Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994-1995.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signed] Lower right: Blauvelt
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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Period
1859
Medium
pencil accented with white on light brown cardboard
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1535
Measurements
H: 7 7/16 x W: 5 1/2 in. (18.9 x 13.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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