Still Searching for Key Works

Since commencing the project in the spring of 2005, I have current locations for 121 of the 250+ entries in the catalogue. A sampling of some of the key works attributed to Blunt still missing are illustrated below. Should you have any knowledge of these works or know others that do, please contact me directly at www.deborahmchild.com. Confidentiality is assured.

 
 
Watermelon on a Blue Oblong Platter
Oil on canvas. Height 16 1/2 inches. Width 22 1/2 inches.
Provenance: Sotheby's #7998, June, 22 2004, lot 196
 
 
Niagara Falls, Looking Down the River
Oil on canvas. Height 28 inches. Width 36 inches.
Provenance: Christie's, New York, May 26, 1993, lot 24
 
 
From Blunt’s ledger books, two of which have been located, we know that Blunt also did duplicate compositions. For instance:
 
 
Ichabod Goodwin's ship The Sarah Parker, 1827
Oil on bed ticking. Height 28 inches. Width 32 inches.
Strawbery Banke Museum, 1974.3.
Ship portrait with frame commissioned by Goodwin’s partner and part owner Samuel E. Coues. Cited by Blunt in his Manuscript Ledger Day Book, 1826-1835 (Collection Portsmouth Athenaeum, S855, p. 10)
An earlier ledger book (Private Collection) reportedly cites a second portrait of the same ship commissioned by Timothy Ferguson. The whereabouts of this ship portrait are unknown.