The Sketchbooks of John Samuel Blunt Paperback – Color, January 1, 2007 by Deborah Child (Author)

The Sketchbooks of John Samuel Blunt Paperback – Color, January 1, 2007 by Deborah Child (Author)

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Sketchbook kept by artist (painter), John S. Blunt, dated Boston, 1830. The sketchbook contains twenty-six pencil sketches (some detailed, some very simple) and one watercolor. Sketches are of buildings, boats and scenery. One page contains notes. John Sherburne Blunt was an American painter born in Portsmouth in 1798, the son of Capt. Mark S. Blunt and Mary Sarah Drowne. He lived in Portsmouth and also traveled with artist William P. Codman up the Merrimack River, hiring himself for portraits, landscapes and fancy paintings. In 1821 he married Esther Peake Colby in Boston and in 1825 he advertises a "Drawing and Painting School" in the Portsmouth Journal. In 1830 he moved to Boston and s