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Details & Cataloguing

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Prancing Horse
Attributed to J. Whitticker
carved wood weathervane with traces of paint
Height 29 in. by Length 33 in.
circa 1860
Winooski, Vermont
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Provenance

by repute Paquette Family, Winooski, Vermont;
Ken Arthur, Vermont;
Gaglio and Molnar, Wurtsboro, New York.

Literature

Kenneth Fitzgerald, Weathervanes and Whirligigs (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1967) p. 95;
Art & Antiques, January 1985, pp. 44-45;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 20, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

This is the larger of the two similar horse vanes attributed to Whittaker in the Teiger Collection. Because it is about five inches longer and nine inches taller than the other vane, the carver had to add a piece of wood to either side to make its width proportional.

The History of Now: The Important American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger | Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

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New York