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Details & Cataloguing

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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Angel Gabriel
American School, 19th century
raised on a double globe and trumpet base
sheet iron weathervane with traces of gilding and paint
Height 45 in. by Length 23 in.
circa 1850
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Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, American Folk Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. G. William Holland of Pennsylvania, January 28, 1995, sale 6659, lot 560.

Exhibited

Philadelphia, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Antiques Show, Courting the Winds, April 9-13, 1988 (cat. p. 79);
New York, Museum of American Folk Art, Millennial Dreams: Visions and Prophecy in America Folk Art, November 13, 1999 - May 14, 2000.

Literature

Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblenz, A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1981) p. 83;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 61, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

This rare and unusual standing silhouette sheet metal Gabriel is decidedly female, with flowing hair, a windswept robe and sash, and a bare and shapely front leg. Most Gabriel vanes are horizontal.

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