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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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Holstein Cow
American School, 19th century
carved and polychromed wood and pewter
Height 22 1/2 in. by Length 34 1/2 in.
second half-19th century
Eastern United States
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來源

Private Collection, New York;
Kennedy Galleries, New York;
Edmund Fuller, Woodstock, New York;
James Kronen Gallery, New York;
Steve Miller, American Folk Art, New York.

出版

Kennedy Quarterly, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 44 and 62-63, illus.;
Lipman, Provocative Parallels, (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1975) no. 61, p. 55, illus.; 
Steve Miller, The Art of the Weathervane, (Exton, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, 1984), p. 138;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) pl. 30, illus. in color.

相關資料

This unique carved wooden vane depicts a Holstein dairy cow, the world's most productive milk producer and a favorite of farmers in the northeastern U.S. to this day. The maker was probably a dairy farmer who owned a herd of Holsteins, and the completely different black and white patterns he painted on either side of the vane suggest he may have been creating a portrait of a specific animal. The cow's thin tail is pewter, a malleable alloy of tin that was widely used to make tableware from the Bronze Age into the late nineteenth century. One wonders if the maker of this vane melted down a couple of the family's spoons to shape into his cow's tail.

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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