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Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery
Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976
Date/Period: Dated 1917


Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 36.75" x 47.5"; view: 29.75" x 40.5"

Material: Oil on canvas over the original wooden strainer, modern gilded frame.

Condition: Excellent…There are tiny, patched repairs.

Additional Information: If George Washington were painted by Andy Warhol for a
Campbell Soup can, he might look a good deal like this modernistic, 1917 interpretation
by Cyrus T. Fuery, a barber from Parma, Michigan. Dated 1917 (the first year of U.S.
involvement in WWI) and signed on the reverse.

Fuery’ s oversized canvas (30 x 40.5 inches) shows the hand of an accomplished folk
artist. His treatment of the angular facial features, serpentine brow, and hair are
whimsical, bold, and appealing.

One other work by Feury is known, a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, which is said to have
hung in his barbershop. The whereabouts of the Lincoln portrait are currently unknown.

Provenance: This work was exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
in Colonial Williamsburg in a special patriotic exhibit for the 1976 Bicentennial curated
by then-curator Don Walters, the esteemed folk-art expert and long-time antiques
dealer.

$17,750.00

362-18


Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, sans frame

Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, detail view

Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, back view 1

Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, dave for scale

Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, detail view 2

Folk Painting of George Washington by Michigan Barber Cyrus T. Fuery Exhibited at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg, 1976, back view 2



Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware
Museum exhibit title card on verso
Date/Period: 1880-1895


Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 30.75 x 20.5"; view: 17.5 x 28’; Almost without exception
surviving watercolors are 28-inches wide, (The Clarion, Fall 1983, p. 41)

Material: Watercolor on paper

Condition: Fine, modern frame; backboard retains exhibition label

Literature: Detail from this watercolor is published in Art in America (No. 4, 1959)
P. 64

Also, exhibition catalog, Panoramas for the People, Munson-Williams-
Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, March 2-May 20, 1984, cat. no. 55. (pp 50, 51;
discussed: page 22, no. 2 – inscriptions, family history; ownership and recollections of
Peter Tillou [1974 & 1981] among others.

The Clarion, America’s Folk Art Magazine, The Museum of American Folk Art, New
York City, Fall 1983. Who Was The Utica Artist by Paul D. Schweizer and Barbara
Polowy, pp 38-43.

Exhibition: Panoramas for the People, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New
York, March 2-May 20, 1984, cat. no. 55. The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of
American Folk Art.
2. Washington Crossing the Delaware – although ultimately based on E. Leutze’s
famous painting, the fact that the watercolor depicts Washington facing in the opposite
direction as the original painting suggests that the watercolor was probably copied from
an engraving which in turn was copied from the 1853 engraving made by Paul Girardet
for Goupil, Vibert & Co., where Washington is facing to the left as in the original
painting.

Additional Information: Works by this 19th century artist, Lawrence W. Ladd, have
been known since the 1930s. Three sets of watercolors were discovered by pioneering
folk art collectors J. Stuart Halladay and Herrel G. Thomas sometime between 1932 and
1939-40. Included in the collection of works by Ladd is a watercolor depicting the Utica
Academy School Building [see Panoramas For The People, catalog no. 38 – suggesting
or giving credibility that these works were painted in Utica, New York according to an
employee of the institution. The Utica Academy watercolor is the strongest evidence
that these pictures were created in Utica. 1. There is evidence of two, now lost, typed
labels that at one time were attached to cat. Nos. 33 and 34 of Panoramas for the
People
- both read: “Watercolor by L. Ladd 1876, Boys School Utica Academy, N.Y.,
From the Halladay Collection.”
Two other watercolors (catalog Nos. 31, 32) have pencil
inscriptions that read: “Said to be painted in 1876 by a boy named Ladd at Augusta
Academy, Utica, N.Y.”
(The Augusta Academy was in Augusta, N.Y., not in Utica)
Virtually nothing is known about Ladd, the location of Ladd’s birth is subjective, see pp.
22, 23, no. 2 of Panoramas For The People for detailed information.

Among the surviving works, only three are inscribed with the name Ladd.

Several of Ladd’s watercolors were exhibited (1976) in the Museum of American Folk
Art’s exhibition, “The Paper of the State,” however they were described as the work of
“the students of the Utica Academy.” Three years later, when Robert Bishop published
Folk Painters of America, he identified the painter of these watercolors as the “Utica
Artist.”


The artist’s oeuvre features heavy outlining of figures, exaggerated facial expressions,
quickly rendered lines and cross-hatching modeling forms. The artist’s compositions are
highly individualized displaying a bold aesthetic; a simple bright/colorful range of
technique lacking color gradations. The artist’s works were connected, illuminated, and
meant to be viewed as a continuous narrated panorama. Ladd’s collection of works is of
the few extant nineteenth century American panoramas.

Works by the Utica Master are within important private collections and many museum
collections including but not limited to: Smithsonian American Art Museum, the
American Folk Art Museum, the Reading Public Museum, the Library of Congress, and
the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

$3,950.00

431-91

1 & 2. Exhibition: Panoramas for the People, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica,
New York, March 2-May 20, 1984, cat. no. 67. The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of
American Folk Art.


Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, scale view

Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, entire view sans frame

Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, detail view 1

Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, detail view 2

Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, detail view 3

Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, detail view 4

Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, back view

Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, back detail

Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, book scan 1

Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, book scan 2

Folk Art, The Utica Master, Lawrence Ladd, Washington Crossing the Delaware Museum exhibit title card on verso, book scan 3



George Washington, A Superb Large Portrait
by Philadelphia Artist Robert Street
After Gilbert Stuart
Date/Period: Early 19th Century - SOLD


George Washington, A Superb Large Portrait by Philadelphia Artist Robert Street After Gilbert Stuart, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 27" x 31"; view: 19" x 22.75"

Material: Oil on canvas

Condition: Excellent with only negligible… extremely minor trivial retouching by Tom
Yost. The canvas has been relined; The current frame and mat housing the portrait
were fabricated for this painting are of the fine finest quality.

Additional Information: Attributed, Robert Street (1796-1865) Although painted in the
manner of Gilbert Stuart, the portrait is in a unique, distinctive style and, seen in person,
exudes a quality which might best be described as luminous. It is certainly a fine portrait
of this Founding Father. A nearly identical portrait by Street is in the collection of the
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

A highly respected and popular portraitist of his time, Robert Street also created
historical and Biblical scenes. Nothing is known of his life before 1815 when he first
exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy except that he was born in Germantown,
Pennsylvania. He continued to exhibit at the Academy in 1817, 1818, and 1822. In 1824
he showed three historical paintings in Washington, D.C., in the same year he painted a
portrait of Andrew Jackson, which later hung in the White House. In 1834, he painted
Joseph Bonaparte, the oldest brother of Napoleon, who was living on an estate in
Bordentown, New Jersey. In 1840 a major exhibition of his work was held at the Artists
Fund Hall in Philadelphia. The show was catalogued and included 172 works by Street
and fifty paintings by past artists. He also participated in group shows at the Artists
Guild until 1845; at the Franklin Institute in 1847 and 1851; at the Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts until 1861; and at the Apollo Association in New York in 1838
and 1839. Interestingly, four of his children, by three different wives, also became
artists.

SOLD

1121-56


George Washington, A Superb Large Portrait by Philadelphia Artist Robert Street After Gilbert Stuart, detail view

George Washington, A Superb Large Portrait by Philadelphia Artist Robert Street After Gilbert Stuart, back view



Portrait, George Washington
Date/Period: 1790-1800


Portrait, George Washington, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 13 x 15.75"; view: 10 x 13"

Material: Oil on early canvas, modern frame

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: An early porthole format portrait bust of Washington atypical of
later compositions commonly found.

$2,450.00

232-397


Portrait, George Washington, entire view ruler

Portrait, George Washington, entire view sans frame

Portrait, George Washington, back view

Portrait, George Washington, back detail



Washington Institute Coat Button, Portrait Bust of George Washington
Date/Period: 1824-1827


Washington Institute Coat Button, Portrait Bust of George Washington, entire view

Measurement: 18mm

Material: Gilt brass

Condition: Very Good

Additional Information: Legend “Washington institute” encircling portrait bust of
George Washington. Back mark: L . H & SCOVILL / EXTRA. The location of
Washington Institute is believed to have been in New York City, and to have been in
existence as early as 1827 and as late as 1853.

$1,250.00

1306-20


Washington Institute Coat Button, Portrait Bust of George Washington, back view



Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform
A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface
Anonymous
Date/Period: Beginning of 20th Century.


Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, entire view 1

Measurement: 65.5”

Material: Carved wood, polychrome, vibrant, displays very well

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: American, beginning of the 20th Century. The flat back figure,
almost life size, shows Washington with his sword…wearing his high black boots with
spurs, ivory pants, and vest; ruffled jabot and sleaves; blue coat with brass-colored
buttons. His tricorne “cocked hat” ornamented with a red, white, and orange cockade.
May have been originally displayed at a Philadelphia theater.

$31,000.00

1121-37


Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, entire view 2

Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, entire view 3

Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, back view

Folk Art, Carved & Painted Trade Figure of George Washington in Uniform A relaxed and confident portrait displaying great attitude and surface Anonymous, scale view



Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet
Date/Period: Circa 1810-1825


Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, entire view

Measurement: 41.25" x 23.25"

Material: Gilded wood, gesso, and eglomise

Condition: Excellent, gilt surface looks to have been refreshed many years ago.

Additional Information: George Washington’s death compelled a long farewell, a
mourning period that lasted several years…embroidered pictures, needlework’s,
mourning jewelry, samplers with mourning scenes and domestic decorative arts such as
this mirror. The reverse painted tablet prominently displays a portrait of Washington
within gilt oval flanked by cenotaph urns on monuments [plinths], weeping trees, and
sunset sky. These artistic devices speak to the iconographic vocabulary of mourn art
during the period. Stepped-out architectural cornice above turned and split columns;
stiles and rails joined by corner blocks. This looking glass has been in a Worcester,
Massachusetts family for many generations, thence by family decent to current owner.

$3,850.00

1213-3


Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, detail view 1

Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, detail view 2

Federal Mirror, Mourning of George Washington, Eglomise Tablet, back view



Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment
Date/Period: 19th Century


Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 1

Measurement: 11.75" x 9" x 3"

Material: Appears to be maple, polychrome

Condition: Very good as fragments go! Missing foot & coattails, else fine

Additional Information: General George Washington in uniform holding chapeau in
position to be astride his horse. Great and original surface.

Literature: Frances McQueeney-Jones Mascolo, “Beyond Tradition: A Folk Art
Collection in New Hampshire,”
Antiques & Fine Arts, vol. VII, Issue 2, Summer/Autumn 2006, p. 138.

Provenance: Billy Pearson, California

Sotheby’s, Important American Folk Art from the Ralph, and Susanne Katz
collection. January 21, 2017. Lot 5065

$2,250.00

1287-5


Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 2

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 3

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 4

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, entire view 5

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, detail view 1

Carved & Painted Folk Art Carving, George Washington, Fragment, detail view 2



George Washington: Fine, Portrait Attributed to Philadelphia Artist Robert Street
Date/Period: (1796-1865)


George Washington: Fine, Portrait Attributed to Philadelphia Artist Robert Street (1796-1865), entire view

Measurement: view: 23.5” x 19.625” frame: 27.5” x 31”

Material: Oil on Canvas

Price on Request

1121




George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 46 C, 1 Piece Raised Rim
Back mark: “SUPEROR” with stars
Date/Period: 1830s [Albert states “Jacksonian”]


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 46 C, 1 Piece Raised Rim Back mark: “SUPEROR” with stars, entire view

Measurement: Diameter: .375"

Material: Brass

Condition: Very Fine

Additional Information: Bust of Washington with raised rim. See Record of American
Uniform and Historic Buttons
– Bicentennial Edition, Alphaeus Albert, pg. 415, PC 46 C.

$395.00

1306-21


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 46 C, 1 Piece Raised Rim Back mark: “SUPEROR” with stars, back view



George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 48
Date/Period: 1840s


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 48, entire view

Measurement: 14mm

Material: Brass

Condition: Very Fine

Additional Information: Bust of Washington on raised panel. See Record of American
Uniform and Historic Buttons
– Bicentennial Edition by Alphaeus Albert, pp. 415, 416,
PC 48.

$395.00

1306-19


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 48, back view



George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 52
Date/Period: 1860s


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 52, entire view

Measurement: 18mm

Material: Brass

Condition: Very Fine

Additional Information: Bust of Washington facing left, “1776” below
See Record of American Uniform and Historic Buttons – Bicentennial Edition by
Alphaeus Albert, page 416, PC 52.

$350.00

1306-18


George Washington Commemorative Button, Albert PC 52, back view



Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington
Date/Period: Early 19th Century


Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 8"

Material: Pottery

Condition: Excellent original condition

Additional Information: Pottery bust of George Washington wearing a rich cobalt blue
jacket, floral patterned vest, and black cravat…the figure raised on a simulated marble
plinth.

$495.00

492-236


Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington, entire view 2

Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington, detail view

Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington, entire view 3

Staffordshire Pottery, Bust of George Washington, bottom view



Inaugural Button, George Washington, 1789,
LONG LIVE THE PRESIDENT, Albert 11A
Extremely Fine Condition, Golden Patina, Hard Smooth Surfaces


Inagural Button, George Washington, 1789, Long LIve the President

Long Live the President-GW within recessed oval, the variety with narrow spacing between G
and W. 34mm diameter (1.33858-inches)


Inagural Button, George Washington, 1789, Long LIve the President back_
$5,100.00

849-82



Berlin Needlework Portrait
Full Standing Figure of Washington
Multicolored cotton
Circa 1850
American


Berlin Needlework Portrait  Full Standing Figure of Washington  Multicolored cotton  Circa 1850, sans frame
General Washington is posed before his horse with compromised canon and cavalryman while in the background is Continental soldiers and our 13-star flags.
The patterns were imported from Berlin as was the worsted wool used for working needlepoint and/or cross-stitch pictures on canvas throughout the Victorian era. Frame: 45.5 by 56.25"; Sight Size: 38.75 by 49.5".
$1,300
335-110


Berlin Needlework Portrait  Full Standing Figure of Washington Multicolored cotton Circa 1850, scale view
Berlin Needlework Portrait  Full Standing Figure of Washington Multicolored cotton Circa 1850, detail view 1
Berlin Needlework Portrait  Full Standing Figure of Washington Multicolored cotton Circa 1850, detail view 2
Berlin Needlework Portrait  Full Standing Figure of Washington  Multicolored cotton  Circa 1850, detail view 3


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George Washington, Cast Iron Portrait,
Original Surface, (Fragment, Stove Figure)
Probably Alonzo Blanchard, Albany,
New York (Made by several NY firms)
Circa 1840's
Dumb stove radiator fragment featuring traces of original paint


George Washington, Cast Iron Portrait, Original Surface, (Fragment, Stove Figure)  Probably Alonzo Blanchard, Albany, New York (Made by several NY firms)  Circa 1840's, entire view 1
(H on stand: 19"; fragment H: approx. 15", W: 10"; D: 7")
$2,945
605-87

George Washington, Cast Iron Portrait, Original Surface, (Fragment, Stove Figure)  Probably Alonzo Blanchard, Albany, New York (Made by several NY firms)  Circa 1840's, entire view 2
George Washington, Cast Iron Portrait, Original Surface, (Fragment, Stove Figure)  Probably Alonzo Blanchard, Albany, New York (Made by several NY firms)  Circa 1840's, entire view 3
George Washington, Cast Iron Portrait, Original Surface, (Fragment, Stove Figure)  Probably Alonzo Blanchard, Albany, New York (Made by several NY firms)  Circa 1840's, entire view 4
George Washington, Cast Iron Portrait, Original Surface, (Fragment, Stove Figure)  Probably Alonzo Blanchard, Albany, New York (Made by several NY firms)  Circa 1840's, scale view


Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century


Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century, razor and case view

Ox horn scales impressed “General Washington” beneath Washington’s profile portrait.
Brothers William & Samuel Butcher founded the company in 1820. The signed blade
and scales remain in fine original condition, likely the original unsharpened edge. Case
is embossed with makers name and mark; paper loss to lid edge (.75-inch)
(Length closed: 6.25")


Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century, address detail

Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century, case view

Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century, case detail

Antique Straight Razor, General George Washington
Manufactured by Wade & Butcher, Sheffield
19th Century, horn view

$425.00

110-971





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