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IMPORTANT AMERICAN FOLK ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF BOBBI AND RALPH TERKOWITZ

Jacob Maentel (1763 - 1863)
SET OF SIX WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS: THE MUSSER FAMILY
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60,00080,000
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876

IMPORTANT AMERICAN FOLK ART FROM THE COLLECTION OF BOBBI AND RALPH TERKOWITZ

Jacob Maentel (1763 - 1863)
SET OF SIX WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS: THE MUSSER FAMILY
Estimate
60,00080,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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Jacob Maentel (1763 - 1863)
SET OF SIX WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS: THE MUSSER FAMILY
the portraits of the children contain their birth dates and the dates they were painted by Jacob Maentel, together with the Musser family register, 7 items.
Watercolor, Pen and Ink on paper
Mr. & Mrs. Musser 11 by 7 3/8 in.; Children 10 by 7 3/4 in.; Adam 7 by 5 in. (oval)
circa 1826
Reamstown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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Provenance

Pook and Pook, Inc., Downington, Pennsylvania, September 24, 1999;
Conestoga Auction, Manheim, Pennsylvania, November 8, 2003;
Joan R. Brownstein Art & Antiques, Newbury, Massachusetts.

Literature

(Carolina) Joan R. Brownstein's ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show Advertisement, Antiques, August 2007, vol. CLXXII, no. 2, p. 53.
(Family excluding Adam) Joan R. Brownstein American Folk Paintings Advertisement, Folk Art Magazine, Fall 2007, vol. 32, no. 3, p. 6.

Catalogue Note

The sitters in these portraits are George Musser (b. June 13, 1790) and Elizabeth Sweitzer Musser, who married July 22, 1821, and their three children Sarah (b. May 22, 1822), Edward (b. November 25, 1823) and Carolina (b. October 13, 1825).  Adam Musser (b. November 28, 1746), George’s father, is also represented in a portrait.   The children were all painted on October 23, 1826, and it is more than likely that the parents were painted at this time.  The portrait of Adam was painted several years prior to the others.

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