David Gilmour Blythe (1815-1865)
Room for Improvement, ca. 1860
Oil on canvas, 26 3/4 x 21 1/2 inches
Signed lower left: Blythe
D. C. Holmes, Pittsburgh, 1879
the English art market, ca. 1970
a private collection, England
Mercantile Library Association of Pittsburgh, “The Pittsburgh Library Loan Exhibition,” 1879, no. 33.
Mercantile Library Association of Pittsburgh. Catalogue of the Pittsburgh Library Loan Exhibition. Pittsburgh: Mercantile Library Association, 1879, no. 33.
Dorothy Miller. The Life and Work of David G. Blythe. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1950, pp. 104, 132.
Bruce W. Chambers. “Catalogue of Known Works,” in The World of David Gilmour Blythe (1815-1865). Washington, D.C.: Published for the National Collection of Fine Arts by the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980, no. 248, p. 186.