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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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New York

Prancing Horse
American School, 19th century
molded copper and iron weathervane with paint
Height 35 in. by Length 36 1/4 in.
Boston, Massachusetts area
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Provenance

Fred Giampietro American Art and Antiques, New Haven, Connecticut.

Bibliographie

Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 9, illus. in color.

Description

Several similar horses, some paired with an attendant groom, are known, but their maker is yet to be identified. All stand on a suggested landscape of uneven ground, and this example retains its original iron arrow, a very rare survival.

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