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Looking For a Job (Snow Shoveller)

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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. Blauvelt specialized in small genre paintings, frequently of single figures.
  • Private Lives: Nineteenth Century American Genre Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994-1995.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931 [1]. [1] from the Walters residence of 5 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom left: Blauvelt
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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ca. 1859
oil on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 7 5/16 x W: 5 5/16 in. (18.6 x 13.5 cm)
  • USA (Place of Origin)
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