Exceptional rendering of the bucolic New Hampshire lake from the Portsmouth, NH painter. Though Blunt painted portraits for commission, his true skill and passion comes through in these hard to find landscapes.
Paintings by John Samuel Blunt are in many fine private and public collections, including the American Folk Art Museum, New York; the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, Williamsburg, Virginia; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA; and the Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH.
Note last slide above: announcement from The Portsmouth Journal, November 8, 1828. Note the mention of "a View of Lake Winnipissiogee [sic]" (possibly the work herein).
Condition: Excellent. Relined on new stretchers. A few minor areas of in-painting to the sky. Framed in a period Sully frame.