Record 18: Portrait of Matilda Clarine (King) Blossom
Portrait of Matilda Clarine (King) Blossom CRS # 18
Copyright©2014 George Caleb Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement
Fred R. Kline, M.A., Editor & Director, Independent Art Historian
Kline Art Research Associates 7 Ave. Vista Grande, Ste. B7 Santa Fe, NM 87508
Artist: George Caleb Bingham, American, 1811-1879
Title: PORTRAIT OF MATILDA CLARINE KING BLOSSOM
Born 1815 (possibly New York City or Missouri); Died 1861 (buried Greenwood Cemetery,
Wife of Reuben Sumner Blossom (b.1819 New York City-d. 1884 Brookfield, Linn County, Missouri). Died giving birth to her daughter Daisy Clarine Blossom; other children: Clarine Lewis, Frank Angeline.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 21 x 19 inches (oval)
Date: circa 1855-60
Collections: By descent in the family: to Elizabeth Ann Kuhn; to Elizabeth Stephens
Exhibitions: No exhibitions recorded
Publications: George Caleb Bingham Catalogue Raisonne Supplement: CRS #18 (2014)
Note: E. Maurice Bloch was not aware of this painting and consequently did not mention or include it in his 1986 Catalogue Raisonne.