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Jacob Maentel (1778-?)
JOHN BICKEL AND CATERINA BICKEL
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Jacob Maentel (1778-?)
JOHN BICKEL AND CATERINA BICKEL
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 401,000 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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Details & Cataloguing

Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian

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Jacob Maentel (1778-?)
JOHN BICKEL AND CATERINA BICKEL
Watercolor, gouache, ink, and pencil on paper
19 by 12 in. each
1815-1825
Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
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Provenance

Found in Jonestown. Pennsylvania
Ed and Mildred Bohne, Newmanstown, Pennsylvania, 1975

Exhibited

“American Folk Painters of Three Centuries," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1980
"Young America: A Folk Art History," American Folk Art Museum at IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, 1986
"Simplicity, a Grace: Jacob Maentel in Indiana," Evansville Museum of Art and Science, Evansville, IN, 1989/90
"Five-Star Folk Art: One Hundred American Masterpieces," American Folk Art Museum, 1990
"Blue," New York, American Folk Art Museum, October 20, 2004-March 6, 2005
"Folk Art Revealed," New York, American Folk Art Museum, November 16, 2004-August 23, 2009

Literature

Lipman, Jean, and Tom Armstrong. eds.  American Folk Painters of Three Centuries. New York: Hudson Hills Press in association with Whitney Museum of American Art, 1980, p. 122
Lipman, Jean, Elizabeth V. Warren, and Robert Bishop. Young America: A Folk Art History, New York: Hudson Hills Press in association with Museum of American Folk Art, 1986, p. 153
Lipman, Jean, Robert Bishop, Elizabeth V. Warren, and Sharon L. Eisensrat. Five-Star Folk Art: One Hundred American Masterpieces. New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with Museum of American Folk Art, 1990, p. 39
American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum, pp. 44-45, figs. 16A-B

Catalogue Note

The dazzling interior on display in these companion portraits belies the notion that Pennsylvania German culture was singularly insular. Based upon their dress and the home furnishings, the portraits of John and Caterina Bickel may have been executed as early as 1816. John Bickel was probably the son of John Bickel, a Revolutionary War soldier who applied for his pension in March 1833, when living in Jonestown.-S.C.H.

Visual Grace: Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Ralph O. Esmerian

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New York