John K Blogg Firescreen Michael Green Antiques

Australiana Firescreen, Attributed to John Kendrick Blogg 1904 – $3800

Irises, after Van Gogh on a Kauri Pine board set into a Blackwood firescreen carved again with irises and an
eastern quote; “The fire is the flower of the winters day”. The use of Australian Blackwood, the eastern quote,
the quality of the carving and the date, circa 1904, are all consistent with John Kendrick Blogg. The painting may
have been completed by a friend or family member. Whilst it may be dissimilar to the known work of JKB,
it is consistent with carvings earlier in his career. JKB was fond of Eastern poems and records show he
carved at least four firescreens.


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