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ACCÉDER AU LOT
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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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Horse and Rider
J. Howard & Co.
molded copper and cast zinc weathervane with gilding and paint
Height 18 in. by Length 18 in.
circa 1860
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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Provenance

Private Collection, Albany, New York;
Steve Miller, American Folk Art, New York; 
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan;
Maurice Cohen, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan;
Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan.

Bibliographie

Robert Bishop, American Folk Sculpture (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1974) p. 6;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 22, illus. in color.

Description

Howard made this rare form, which does not appear on its wholesale price list, in different sizes; the largest known example sold in these rooms, January 27, 1990 from the Bernard M. Barenholtz Collection (lot 1515), and measures 42 in. by 41 1/4  in. The vane was intended to depict a formally attired dressage rider and his mount; this intent is made clear in a few examples, with and without the rider, that present the horse rearing back on its hind legs in a classical dressage position known as levade. In this small example, the horse's repousse mane matches the dressy elegance of its rider's top hat and suit.

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