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Details & Cataloguing

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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Hessian Soldier
American School, 19th century
carved and polychromed wood whirligig with brass tack buttons
Height 44 3/4 in. by Width 12 in.
circa 1850
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Provenance

Harvey Kahn, Millburn, New Jersey;
Fred Giampietro American Art and Antiques, New Haven, Connecticut.

Literature

Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 77, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

The bladed arms of this remarkably large and early soldier whirligig are so long that he had to be mounted on a pole so they could turn freely in the wind.

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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New York