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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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Goddess of Liberty
Attributed to Cushing & White

molded copper weathervane with gold leaf and paint
Height 35 1/4 in. by Length 28 1/4 in.
1867-1872
Waltham, Massachusetts
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來源

William Holland, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania;
Giampietro American Antiques and Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

出版

Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblenz, A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, (E.P. Dutton: New York, 1981) p. 46;
The American Flag in the Art of Our Country, Allentown Art Museum, 1976, p. 29;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 65, illus. in color.

相關資料

The Goddess of Liberty, usually depicted holding the Stars and Stripes and wearing a Phrygian cap, became a popular symbol of American democracy and freedom during the Revolution and was depicted by a number of weathervane manufacturers and individual makers in the decades after the Civil War. A.L. Jewell of Waltham, who was the first to offer a Goddess vane, patented his design on September 12, 1865. Cushing & White, Jewell's successors, continued to manufacture his design; an early company brochure includes an illustration of Jewell's model with the 1865 patent date beneath it and offers her in 22- and 30-inch tall sizes, as had Jewell. The brochure also lists a big new 60-inch tall model that was designed by Boston carver Harry Leach and sold for $150.

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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