Tag Archives: E. Maurice Bloch

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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Patricia Moss, Art Detective on the Portrait Beat

Recently our local columnist on Washington state’s Long Beach Peninsula  wrote a fabulous article  about me and my work, Patricia Moss, Art Detective on the Portrait Beat. I appreciate all of Cate Gable’s perceptive explanations and compliments. She “gets” what I … Continue reading

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The Inspiration…can scarcely be overestimated

A friend recently alerted us that a bookseller requested a “Bingham expert.” When we replied, we found the bookseller had found the signature, “Geo. Bingham” in an inscription in James Orton’s The Proverbialist and the Poet, published in 1853 by … Continue reading

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