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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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New York

Fish
American School, 19th century
wrought iron and sheet copper weathervane 
Height 7 1/4 in. by Length 35 1/2 in.
circa 1850
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Provenance

Charles Santore, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
Giampietro American Antiques and Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

Bibliographie

Wendy Lavitt, Animals in American Folk Art, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990);
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 55, illus. in color.

Description

This simple abstracted image of a fish was probably intended as a symbol of Christianity and used on a church.

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