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Man Pouring a Drink at a Bar

Charles Felix Blauvelt (American, 1824-1900)ca. 1859

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

Blauvelt studied with Charles Loring Elliott and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design. He specialized in small genre paintings, frequently of single figures. He pursued a career in genre and portraits in New York (1847-1862), Philadelphia (1862-67), and New York again before settling in Annapolis 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 in oil on paper was original housed in one of William T. Walters' many drawings albums.

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  • Title: Man Pouring a Drink at a Bar
  • Creator: Charles Felix Blauvelt (American, 1824-1900)
  • Date Created: ca. 1859
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Charles Felix Blauvelt (American, 1824-1900)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: paintings
  • Medium: oil on paper
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] Lower left: Blauvelt
  • Exhibitions: Private Lives: Nineteenth Century American Genre Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995., Private Lives: Nineteenth Century American Genre Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994.
  • Dimensions: H: 7 3/8 x W: 5 3/8 in. (18.8 x 13.7 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.1555

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