FITZ HENRY LANE (AMERICAN 1804-1865). THE BLOOD FAMILY HOMESTEAD, 1859.
Oil on canvas, 18 x 30 inches. The reverse signed, dated and inscribed “The Residence of Reuben Blood Esq., Town of Stirling [sic}, Masshttp://northeastauctions.com/2015/2015FallPhotography/ Painted from a sketch taken August 1859/ By Fitz H. Lane.”
Provenance: Purchased from Mr. Russell Lowe, Keene, New Hampshire in 1992.
Literature: For a smaller rendering of the Blood family’s home in Sterling, Massachusetts painted by Lane and another version painted by Mary B. Mellen, see John Wilmerding “Fitz Henry Lane & Mary Blood Mellen: Old Mysteries and New Discoveries,” pp. 70-71, cat. 19-20.This painting will be included in the forthcoming Fitz Henry Lane catalogue raisonne being compiled at the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts. Sam Holdsworth, director of the catalogue raisonne project, John Wilmerding advisor.