Painting, Folk Art, Observation Tower in Seaport Town, Artist Unknown

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Painting, Folk Art, Observation Tower in Seaport Town, Artist Unknown

By the same hand as that published in The Flowering of American Folk Art.

Item Date: Circa 1850

Estimated Year: 1850

Measurement: Frame: 31.25" x 25.5", Sight Size: 22.5" x 17"

Material: Oil on canvas, with stencil of Goupil & Co., New York, on verso

Item Condition: Generally good condition; mentioned for accuracy is a trivial 13" crease caused by stretcher pressure one inch from bottom; the work is mounted within a spool and ripple-molded walnut and walnut veneered frame of the period... excellent grain; picture recently was lightly cleaned.

Literature: See "The Flowering of American Folk Art" by Jean Lipman and Alice Winchester, (1974) page 60, plate 75. Also, "Folk Paintings of America" by Robert Bishop (1979) Page 60, plate 80; captioned as: "Seaport Town, artist unknown, oil on canvas, c.1840. Its monumental scale indicates that the artist probably looked upon it as a very important structure in the bustling harbor. (Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kahn) The companion picture is again found in Young America, A Folk Art History" by Jean Lipman, Elizabeth Warren and Robert Bishop, page 71.

Price: $4,250

SKU 925-60

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