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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

Horse and Sulky with Rider
American School, 19th century
molded copper and zinc weathervane with traces of gold leaf and paint
Height 19 in. by Length 44 1/4 in.
circa 1880
New England
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Provenance

Private Collection, New York;
Peter H. Tillou, Litchfield, Connecticut.

Bibliographie

Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) pl. 13, illus. in color.

Description

This fine horse and sulky with rider vane was undoubtedly intended to represent a champion trotter who would have been a household name in his own time, but the horse's identity and the vane's manufacturer can only be guessed at today's distance. Because harness racing was such a rage in the second half of the nineteenth century, every weathervane manufacturer offered several horse and sulky vane models, and they also freely borrowed designs from one another, making firm identification even more problematic.

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