(Les) Mademoiselles H. Blondeau

Born: ? Active c. 1925.

Les Mademoiselles Blondeau. Sculptors. Wood carvers. Quebec City area.  Active 1920’s-1940’s.

They signed with a stamp (Mlles H. Blondeau, Quebec) or wood punch; sometimes the mark was burnt into the wood and sometimes just stamped. And their work was often very good and very colorful. They usually made ‘bas relief’ or relief carvings though I have found one shadow box (unpainted) of a maple sugar scene.

An example; two relief carvings of  Quebec houses in winter. Stamped in lower left corner the paint:

Les Mademoiselles Blondeau Pair of relief carvings.

Les Mademoiselles Blondeau. A Pair of relief carvings.

 

A Shadow Box of a Sugar Scene. Pine and Basswood:

Les Mademoiselles Blondeau. Shadow Box.

Les Mademoiselles Blondeau Shadow Box. Sugar Scene.

 

Les Mademoiselles Blondeau Shadow Box. Reverse 600.

Les Mademoiselles Blondeau Shadow Box. Reverse with stamp.

 

A round ‘bas relief’ of a cabin in winter. Basswood. Their stamp is just visible in lower left:

Les Mademoiselles Blondeau. Quebec City. Relief Carving Cabin In Winter.

Les Mademoiselles Blondeau. Quebec City. Relief Carving Cabin In Winter.

 

A Relief Carving of a Sleigh in Winter:

Les Mademoiselles Blondeau. Relief carving.

Les Mademoiselles H. Blondeau. Relief carving. 1940’s.

 

And the reverse with a written note by the buyer giving the date: 1949:

Les Mlles. H.  Blondeau. Relief Carving. Detail of reverse.

Les Mlles. H. Blondeau. Relief Carving. Detail of reverse.