American School, 19th century
of swell-bodied form, with a metal support rod inserted from the underside
polychromed pine weathervane
Height 13 in. by Length 29 1/2 in.
Northeastern United States
Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., New York;
Sotheby's, New York, Important American Folk Art from the Collection of Bernard M. Barenholtz, January 27, 1990, sale 5969, lot 1542;
Steve Miller, American Folk Art, New York.
Kenneth Fitzgerald, Weathervanes and Whirligigs (New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1967), p. 100;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving: A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 5, illus. in color.