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Mixed Media, Forts, Townscape, Riparian View, 19th C.
Date/Period: Second half of 19th century


Mixed Media, Forts, Townscape, Riparian View, 19th C., entire view

Measurement: Frame: 25.5" x 18.75"; view: 21.5" x 14.75"

Material: Watercolor on paper, pressed fern tips, gilt frame

Condition: Excellent

Additional Information: An unverified view by anonymous artist displaying a colorful
village situated along a riverbank…in the distance atop a mountain is seen a large fort
and architectural ruins. The work was consigned as a view of West Point from Cold
Harbor however it may well be a fantasy picture. We looked at views of Fort Clinton,
and the Ruins of Fort Putnam…even Bannerman Castle. We can only present this folky
pictures as an unknown location.

$4,200.00

362-23


Mixed Media, Forts, Townscape, Riparian View, 19th C., detail view 1

Mixed Media, Forts, Townscape, Riparian View, 19th C., detail view 2

Mixed Media, Forts, Townscape, Riparian View, 19th C., back view



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



Watercolor, Lake Erie House, Passing Horse Drawn Carriage
Date/Period: Probably 1892, Signed lower right: O.H.B. .92. / 7. 26


Watercolor, Lake Erie House, Passing Horse Drawn Carriage, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 13" x 10”; view: 10.5" x 7.5"

Material: Watercolor on paper, walnut frame

Condition: Excellent. Not examined out of frame

Additional Information: An easy to view peaceful, bright, and sharp image…a carriage
with passengers passes what is likely a boarding house while a lady in blue dress strolls
a boardwalk.

$850.00

928-133


Watercolor, Lake Erie House, Passing Horse Drawn Carriage, entire view sans frame

Watercolor, Lake Erie House, Passing Horse Drawn Carriage, signature view

Watercolor, Lake Erie House, Passing Horse Drawn Carriage, back view



Silhouette, Double, Eglomise Matt, Paint Decorated Frame
Date/Period: Vintage


Silhouette, Double, Eglomise Matt, Paint Decorated Frame, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 8.25" x 5.25"; view; 6.5" x 3.5"

Material: Paper, reverse-painted glass

Condition: Very good, back is sealed, not examined out of frame

Additional Information: The man and woman facing each other; the mat decorated
with a pair of doves centering a heart.

$785.00

1245-26


Silhouette, Double, Eglomise Matt, Paint Decorated Frame, detail view 1

Silhouette, Double, Eglomise Matt, Paint Decorated Frame, detail view 2

Silhouette, Double, Eglomise Matt, Paint Decorated Frame, back view



Cupid Directs Young Lovers Toward Shore, Folk Watercolor
Date/Period: 1817


Cupid Directs Young Lovers Toward Shore, Folk Watercolor, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 25.25" x 20.25"; view: 21.5" x 16.5"

Material: Watercolor and gouache on paper watermarked: Whatman Turkey Hill Mill.
The work is conservation mounted within a gilt git Sully style frame of the period.

Condition: Overall minor to moderate foxing, very minor fading/pigment loss as
depicted.

Additional Information: It's been suggested that the classical building on the shoreline
is Andalusia, the estate of Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844). Located along the Delaware
River, just north of Philadelphia. Fantasized mountains are often present in early
American folk paintings, especially landscapes from the Hudson and Delaware River
regions. Biddle, American financier, served as president of the Second Bank of the
United States. Andalusia was built in 1794 by John Craig, who named the house after
the Andalusia region of Spain. In 1806 it was expanded in a Grecian style. Biddle
married Craig's daughter, Jane, and the couple resided there from 1821-1844.
Andalusia is a prominent Philadelphia landmark and has remained in the Biddle family
ever since.

$4,875.00

362-22


Cupid Directs Young Lovers Toward Shore, Folk Watercolor, entire view sans frame

Cupid Directs Young Lovers Toward Shore, Folk Watercolor, back view



Folk Art, Pastel Profile Portrait of Young Man, American School
Likely Midwest, [Ohio] Anonymous
Date/Period: 19th Century


Folk Art, Pastel Profile Portrait of Young Man, American School Likely Midwest, [Ohio] Anonymous, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 22.75 x 19; view: 19 x 14"

Material: Pastel, crayon, and graphite on paper

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: This handsome and agreeable profile portrait of a young man
is archivally mounted within a period walnut frame.

$5,250.00

210-290


Folk Art, Pastel Profile Portrait of Young Man, American School Likely Midwest, [Ohio] Anonymous, scale view

Folk Art, Pastel Profile Portrait of Young Man, American School Likely Midwest, [Ohio] Anonymous, sans frame

Folk Art, Pastel Profile Portrait of Young Man, American School Likely Midwest, [Ohio] Anonymous, back view



Folk Art, Watercolor, The Side Show, Siamese Twins,
Lawrence Ladd the Utica Master
The Side Show: Siamese twins, Eng and Chang and the Blind Rope makers
Date/Period: 1880-1895


Folk Art, Watercolor, The Side Show, Siamese Twins, Lawrence Ladd the Utica Master The Side Show: Siamese twins, Eng and Chang and the Blind Rope makers, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 32.25" x 21"; view: 18 by 28”

Material: Watercolor on paper

Condition: Fine, modern frame

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

Literature: Panoramas for the People, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica,
New York, March 2-May 20, 1984, cat. no. 67.

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.

Additional Information: 1. The Sideshow: The Siamese Twins, Eng and Chang and
the Blin Ropemakers, Sybil B. and Arthur B. Kern, Providence, R.I. Illus. s cat. No. 23 in
American Folk Art (exhibition catalog, M. Shoemaker & Co., Utica, N.Y., February 26-
March 31, 1982, and in The Clarion (Fall, 1983), 38-39. The death of Siamese twins in
1874 prompted a renewed interest in the lives and habits of one of P.T. Barnum’s most
popular and profitable “freaks of nature.” They are shown in this watercolor standing on
stage.

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.


Folk Art Watercolor, The Side Show, Siamese Twins by the Utica Master
Lawrence Ladd, Utica, New York, Late 19th Century
Museum exhibit title cards on verso, watercolor on paper, detail view 1

Folk Art Watercolor, The Side Show, Siamese Twins by the Utica Master
Lawrence Ladd, Utica, New York, Late 19th Century
Museum exhibit title cards on verso, watercolor on paper, detail view 2

Folk Art Watercolor, The Side Show, Siamese Twins by the Utica Master
Lawrence Ladd, Utica, New York, Late 19th Century
Museum exhibit title cards on verso, watercolor on paper, detail view 3

Folk Art Watercolor, The Side Show, Siamese Twins by the Utica Master
Lawrence Ladd, Utica, New York, Late 19th Century
Museum exhibit title cards on verso, watercolor on paper, back view

Folk Art Watercolor, The Side Show, Siamese Twins by the Utica Master
Lawrence Ladd, Utica, New York, Late 19th Century
Museum exhibit title cards on verso, watercolor on paper, back detail view

$4,750.00

859-15




Fraktur Drawing, Watercolor, Soldier on Horseback, Drawn Sword
Date/Period: Circa 1825


Fraktur Drawing, Watercolor, Soldier on Horseback, Drawn Sword, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 9.5" x 11"; view: 7.5" x 6"

Material: Watercolor on paper, curly maple veneer on walnut frame, pine backboard

Condition: Even toning, fading, water stain at upper/lower right, probably original frame

$665.00

532-175


Fraktur Drawing, Watercolor, Soldier on Horseback, Drawn Sword, detail view

Fraktur Drawing, Watercolor, Soldier on Horseback, Drawn Sword, back view



Nineteenth Century Profile Portrait of Gentleman Holding Top Hat
Anonymous
Date/Period: 1854


Nineteenth Century Profile Portrait of Gentleman Holding Top Hat Anonymous, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 13.25" x 9.75"; view: 10.75" x 7.25"

Material: Watercolor on paper, paint decorated frame

Condition: Very good

Additional Information: Full-length portrait of handsome gentleman dated at lower left.

$2,100.00

1256-82


Nineteenth Century Profile Portrait of Gentleman Holding Top Hat Anonymous, entire view sans frame

Nineteenth Century Profile Portrait of Gentleman Holding Top Hat Anonymous, signature

Nineteenth Century Profile Portrait of Gentleman Holding Top Hat Anonymous, back view



American Folk Art Portrait, Young Girl Holding Sprig of Flowers, Full Length
Date/Period: 1830s


American Folk Art Portrait, Young Girl Holding Sprig of Flowers, Full Length, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 8.5" x 4.5"; view: 7.25" x 3"

Material: Watercolor on paper housed in red painted frame

Condition: Displays well, creased at horizontal center, foxing; possibly original frame

Additional Information: A charming composition displaying the young blue-eyed girl in
blue puffy sleave dress holding spray of roses.

$550.00

362-27


American Folk Art Portrait, Young Girl Holding Sprig of Flowers, Full Length, entire view sans frame

American Folk Art Portrait, Young Girl Holding Sprig of Flowers, Full Length, back view



Folk Art, Profile Portrait of Gentleman, Likely Ohio
Compares to the Seever/Houghton circle profiles
Date/Period: 19th Century


Folk Art, Profile Portrait of Gentleman, Likely Ohio Compares to the Seever/Houghton circle profiles, entire view

Measurement: Case: 3.25" x 3.75"; view: 2" x 2.5"

Material: Pencil on paper against black painted background

Condition: Will benefit from reframing

Additional Information: A profile executed in graphite depicting a handsome
gentleman mounted within a daguerreotype frame fragment.

$235.00

843-332


Folk Art, Profile Portrait of Gentleman, Likely Ohio Compares to the Seever/Houghton circle profiles, back



Folk Art Portrait: An Evening Lesson / Cat / 1839
Date/Period: 1839


Folk Art Portrait: An Evening Lesson / Cat / 1839, entire view

Measurement: Frame: 8.25 x 9.75"; view: 6 x 7.5"

Material: Watercolor, Gouache…on paper

Condition: Very good; not examined out of frame

Additional Information: Likely Pennsylvania…the seated young girl holding pet cat
also holds her ABC book, she is flanked by potted flowering plants, one pot dated 1839.
A rainbow-like floor cloth/runner is above the legend: “An Evening Lesson – Pet – 1839”
Albeit that the frame is appropriate, it is not period.

$1,450.00

862-23


Folk Art Portrait: An Evening Lesson / Cat / 1839, detail view

Folk Art Portrait: An Evening Lesson / Cat / 1839, back view



Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Cornelius Post, aged 51, Man Seated
New York,
Watercolor on paper


Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Cornelius Post, aged 51, Man Seated
New York, entire view

A mid-19th century portrait painted by Henry Walton, (American, 1804 to 1873), Portrait
of "Cornelius Post, Aged 51 Years." Showing a three-quarter view of Cornelius wearing
dark green jacket and trousers, a black vest and stock, and seated in a paint decorated
windsor chair. Inscribed by the artist "Painted by Henry Walton" in script at lower center.
The subject identified in Henry Walton’s distinctive lettering on the reverse.
Very good condition, minor toning hardly worth mentioning; the work is mounted within a
molded tiger maple frame.

Walton, a lithographer and painter was born in England; immigrated to Ithaca, NY in
1836 and worked for the lithography firm of Stone & Clark. Walton joined the Gold Rush
frenzy to California in 1849, he was a resident of San Francisco until his death in 1873.
His work includes miniatures, landscapes, and portraits.
(Frame: 8.25 x 10.75"; view: 5.75" x 8.25")


Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Cornelius Post, aged 51, Man Seated
New York, sans frame

Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Cornelius Post, aged 51, Man Seated
New York, back view

Henry Walton, Watercolor Portrait of Cornelius Post, aged 51, Man Seated
New York, back detail

$3,950.00

1256-63




18th Century Watercolor, English Farm
England, Late 18th Century


18th Century Watercolor, English Farm
England, Late 18th Century, entire view

Farmers at fire with caldron, a dog lays under cart; sheep, cows, and a horse.
The work is mounted within an appropriate frame by Perry Hoph.
(Fine condition; frame: 20.75" x 16"; view: 18" x 13.25")


18th Century Watercolor, English Farm
England, Late 18th Century, back view

$1,075.00

786-15




Hayward - Fay Archive, Concord, Massachusetts, Silhouettes, Letters & Documents Jonathan and Lucy Prescott Fay Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay John Fay Dr. Heywood


Hayward - Fay Archive, Concord, Massachusetts, Silhouettes, Letters & Documents
Jonathan and Lucy Prescott Fay
Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay
John Fay
Dr. Heywood

(Three hollow-cut profiles are stamped KING; William King; two by anonymous hand) Nearly all material relates to Justice Abiel Haywood of Concord, Massachusetts Haywood Archive: Oversized shoe box of documents, legal papers, related letters, and miscellaneous ephemera, mostly dating from the very late 18th C. to the 3rd Qtr. of the 19th C., with the vast bulk being early 1800's. Most, or all, of the contents seems to be associated with Justice Haywood; he presided over all kinds of legal disputes. A quick survey of the contents seems to be heavy on the financial disputes, wills, and land agreements, with outliers to include an 1828 blank voting tally sheet for choosing Representatives to the House, A complaint for forced intimacy, congressional record extract, etc. Lots of interesting items, appears to be 200+ (we didn't count them), interesting names, content, an interesting variety of old paper. Some of the towns (from memory only) Concord, Boston, Bridgewater, Chelmsford, Acton, etc...and many, many 1800's New England names to research! Some of these items seem quite worthy of framing, and worthy of further study!


Hayward - Fay Archive, Concord, Massachusetts, Silhouettes, Letters & Documents
Jonathan and Lucy Prescott Fay
Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay
John Fay
Dr. Heywood

Hayward - Fay Archive, Concord, Massachusetts, Silhouettes, Letters & Documents
Jonathan and Lucy Prescott Fay
Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay
John Fay
Dr. Heywood

Hayward - Fay Archive, Concord, Massachusetts, Silhouettes, Letters & Documents
Jonathan and Lucy Prescott Fay
Samuel Prescott Phillips Fay
John Fay
Dr. Heywood

$1,165.00

110-886




Folk Portrait, Seated Gentleman
American School, circa 1820


Folk Portrait, Seated Gentleman
American School, circa 1820, entire view

Watercolor on paper (Frame: 10.25" x 10.25"; view: 7.25" x 7.25")
The work is mounted with a molded and painted frame of the period.


Folk Portrait, Seated Gentleman
American School, circa 1820, entire view sans frame

Folk Portrait, Seated Gentleman
American School, circa 1820, back view

$575.00

659-208





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