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Rediscovered Bingham Portraits: The Dunnicas, Part 3

The work of E. Maurice Bloch (1925-1989), the world’s acknowledged expert on artist George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879), is awe-inspiring. At the University of California Los Angeles, where he was a professor of art history, he was known for his “meticulous scholarship and connoisseurship.” Without the aid of the Internet, and for most of his research, not even a computer, he compiled a wealth of information. But a major mistake needs to be corrected. Continue reading

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Rediscovered Bingham Portraits: The Dunnicas, Part 2

Provenance and art historical research strongly suggested that family lore was true:  George Caleb Bingham painted the heirloom portraits of William Franklin Dunnica and his wife, Martha Jane Shackelford. What Continue reading

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Rediscovered Bingham Portraits: The Dunnicas, Part 1

The logical starting point for researching the authenticity of the portraits was, and is,  E. Maurice Bloch’s Paintings of George Caleb Bingham: A Catalogue Raisonné, but in this case there was a problem to be solved.
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