Attributed to James Pierce Barton (Zanesville, Ohio 1817-1891)
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Viola Blount 2017.008.001
How much will it cost? $250
The tender, yet penetrating gaze of Mrs. Amelia Blandy, the sitter’s nondescript setting, and the work’s subtle monochromatic color palette focus our attention on her youthfully delicate and refined features. As a result, Mrs. Blandy appears far more life-like in this painting than does her husband, Mr. Henry Blandy, in the adjacent portrait currently on view in the Shirley Gorsuch Gallery.