945
945

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

Watercolor Fraktur: Family Record of Wilde-Phillips, Aurelia Austin, Fishkill, New York, Circa 1836
Estimate
6,0008,000
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945

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

Watercolor Fraktur: Family Record of Wilde-Phillips, Aurelia Austin, Fishkill, New York, Circa 1836
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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New York

Watercolor Fraktur: Family Record of Wilde-Phillips, Aurelia Austin, Fishkill, New York, Circa 1836

Provenance

Joan Brownstein American Folk Paintings, Newbury, Massachusetts.

Catalogue Note

Distinguished by its sun and moon border, this fraktur is one of two known similar examples made in Fishkill, New York.  The latest date recorded here is 1836.The work is signed on the reverse in script, 'Aurelia Austin.'  Austin was born in Connecticut in 1792 and was married in 1845 in Fishkill to Benjamin Ambler. It is not known if she was a teacher or a professional artist. Austin made a theorem on velvet, signed on a leather insert beneath the image on the front side, in about 1830. 

Elias and Elizabeth Phillips had their portraits painted by Ammi Phillips and they are listed in a checklist of his known works.1 

1Barbara and Lawrence Holdridge, Ammi Phillips Portrait Painter, 1788-1865, (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1969), p. 51.

Important Americana

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New York