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Details & Cataloguing

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Miss Liberty
American School, 19th century
with incised diapered decoration to the dress
polychromed wood
Height 33 1/4 in. by Width 14 3/4 in.
circa 1875
Tuftonboro, New Hampshire
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Provenance

Brent House, Peterborough, New Hampshire;
Sotheby's, New York, Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Bernard M. Barenholtz, January 27, 1990, sale 5969, lot 1728;
Fred Giampietro Antiques and Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

Exhibited

The Museum of American Folk Art, New York, Liberties with Liberty.

Literature

Robert Bishop, American Folk Sculpture (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1974) p. 127, fig. 215;
Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblenz, American Decorative Arts: 360 Years of Creative Design (New York: Harry N Abrams Inc., 1982) p. 231;
Nancy Jo Fox, Liberties with Liberty: The Fascinating History Of America's Proudest Symbol (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1986) p. 45;
William C. Ketchum, All-American Folk Arts & Crafts (New York: Rizzoli, 1986) p. 132 and back cover illustration;
Jean Lipman, Robert Bishop, Elizabeth Warren and Sharon Eisentat, Five Star Folk Art (New York: Harry N Abrams Inc., 1990) fig. 69, p. 119;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving: A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1998, cat. no. 67, illus. in color;
"I Dwell in Possibility: Women Build a Nation (1600-1920)," National Geographic, March 2005, illus. on the cover.

Catalogue Note

This uniquely fierce and warlike conception of Miss Liberty, who has almost always been portrayed as a benign and dignified figure, originally came from a boathouse in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, which borders Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire's largest lake.

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