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PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

Attributed to Isaac Nuttman (1801-1872)
STILL LIFE OF FRUIT WITH A BIRD AND BUTTERFLY
Estimate
40,00060,000
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241

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS OF TWO NEW JERSEY FAMILIES

Attributed to Isaac Nuttman (1801-1872)
STILL LIFE OF FRUIT WITH A BIRD AND BUTTERFLY
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Attributed to Isaac Nuttman (1801-1872)
STILL LIFE OF FRUIT WITH A BIRD AND BUTTERFLY

Catalogue Note

Isaac W. Nuttman was born March 16, 1801, the eldest son of Aaron Nuttman and Eliza Crane, a descendant of Benjamin Crane (1630-1691) who was an early settler and extensive landowner in Wethersfield, Connecticut.1 

In the 1839 Newark Directory, Isaac Nuttman is listed as a fancy painter residing at 241 Broad.  He appears again in the New Jersey State Business Directory for...Talbott and Blood, Publishers and Compilers (1923) amongst a group of painters, listing him at 8 Coe's Place in Newark.

An example of Isaac Nuttman's work, a still life of fruit, was exhibited at the Museum of American Folk Art (May 15-June 24, 1979) from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Wiltshire III.  That example is illustrated in Richard B. Woodward's article "American Folk Painting: The Wiltshire Collection," Magazine Antiques (September 1978, 114:3, p. 566, pl. XIII), and it appears again in The Clarion, Spring 1979 article of similar title, p. 17.  For another work by the artist, see William H. Gerdts, Painters of the Humble Truth: Masterpieces of American Still Life, 1801-1939, (University of Missouri Press, 1981), p. 78, pl. 4.

1Ellery Bicknell Crane, Genealogy of the Crane Family, Vol. II, (Worcester, Massachusetts: Press of Charles Hamilton, 1900), pp. 9, 390. 

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