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Michael Fox, First President of Fire Association of Philadelphia
Oil on Canvas, c. 1820 to 1830


Antique Portrait of Michael Fox, 1st President of the Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1820, close up view

Michael Fox was elected the first president of the Fire Associate in Philadelphia in 1824, while he was still head of the Diligent Engine Company. The Fire Association served as an insurance business, raising profits to pay the volunteer fire organizations in Philadelphia. Fox is painted wearing a brown coat, calico waistcoat, and a starched white cravat. He sits on a painted bow-back Windsor chair with his knee pulled up, the buttons of his breeches visible between his hands, which are competently rendered.
Frame: 40.5” by 33” Sight: 35.5” by 28”

$5,000

1157-347


Antique Portrait of Michael Fox, 1st President of the Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1820, with ruler for scale
Antique Portrait of Michael Fox, 1st President of the Fire Association of Philadelphia, Circa 1820, plaque detail



James H. Cafferty, Fire Painting, To the Rescue
Signed, James H. Cafferty (1819 to 1869)
American
After L'Incendie (The Fire), by Jean Pierre Alexandre Antigna
Oil on canvas, 36 by 46"



A large and dramatic picture-depicting a mother holding her baby with another young child holding her apron, she opens the door to see flames and smoke with helmeted fireman at the window about to rescue mother and children.
The work is mounted in a beautiful carved wood, gesso and gilt frame of the period and may have been commissioned for a chief or fire company whereas the artist is known to have painted portraits of several firemen.

$18,875

339-26








Painting, Burning of the Cold Storage Building
Chicago World's Fair, Columbian Exposition
1893



This painting memorializes the tragic fire of the five story building that claimed the lives of 12 firefighters July 10, 1893.
(Frame: 63.25 x 40.75 inches; view: 57.25 x 34.75 inches)

$12,750

339-22

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Painting, Fireman Rescuing Mother and Child
European
Circa 1900



The dramatic scene depicting a fireman entering window while another holds a young child and rescues another from the smoke filled room.
Lined and re-stretched. (Dimensions: 24 by 30.25".)

$1,025

339-25







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Painting, Fire Pumper Answering Alarm, Painted Banner on Canvas
Hartford, Connecticut
Circa 1900 - SOLD



Simons and Fox, decorators specializing in awnings, tents, and flags, specializing in decorations for festivals, fairs, and halls; made parade decorations, Hartford, Connecticut.
(Dimensions: 111 by 77".)

339-27 - SOLD




Watercolor
Fairy Hose Cart-5
E.J. Lines Foreman
Signed...Henry C. Curtis
27 Congress Avenue - SOLD



A scene depicting an early hose cart with fireman in parade hat.
The work is mounted in a period painted frame and as depicted has stains.
Frame: 19.75 by 16 inches; View: 15.5 by 11.5 inches.

339-3 - SOLD




Jacob G. Bauman (Active circa 1870)
Firehouse Memorial Picture-Tribute to Firefighters
Signed on lower right: J.G. Baumann, Artist
Detroit, Michigan, Circa 1870
Features an eagle perched atop the stars and stripes shield with a banner reading "Liberty and Prosperity" above the heat and fiery light of a conflagration...and a firefighter rescuing a child
Oil on canvas
- SOLD



Little is known of the life and work of Jacob Baumann, Arthur Hopkin Gibson, in Artists of Early Michigan, A Biographical Dictionary of Artists Native to or Active In Michigan 1701-1900 (Detroit, Michigan, 1975) page 47, offers only scant information: Jacob Baumann was an amateur artist working in Detroit, who studied at the German-American Seminary in Detroit during the year 1875. His only other known work, depicting the old Tollgate at Gratoit and Mack Streets in Detroit is known from a photocopy in the Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library, mentioned in the Detroit News, July 26, 1925, The Metropolitan Section, Page 5.

This unusual painting commemorates the life of a heroic firefighter...The central design-composed of a flag, helmet, floral wreath and accouterments-appears to be painted from life. Other vignettes include a steam engine, a firefighter rescuing a child, and a stack of firefighter's equipment including a coiled hose, hook, trumpet, leather belt labeled "Red Jacket"; helmet with badge also labeled "Red Jacket" along with "4" and "J.P.", the American flag, and a bouquet of flowers. The two vignettes of firefighting activity were probably inspired by the popular series of lithographs by Currier and Ives from the 1850s and early 1860s entitled "The Life Of A Fireman."

Literature: American Expressions of Liberty (Mingei International Museum, 1996) and will appear in American Visions of Freedom and Liberty (Virginia Historical Society.) Also, The Billy Pearson Collection of American Folk Art, by David A. Schorsch.

The picture, mounted in a custom frame has been relined and there is minor in-painting. (29-inch x 35-inch view area; overall: 35-inch x 41-inches.)

232-53 - SOLD




No. 13 Eagle
Eagle Engine Company
New York City.
Oil On Board
First Half 19th Century
Signed, I. Tice - SOLD



"In 1830" writes Mr. Zophar Mills, "the company was mostly Quakers of the highest respectability. They were generally merchants and merchants clerks. They had their new engine-the first one in this city that was silver plated, and probably the only one in this country whose brass work was silver plated. The engine was painted black, gold striped, highly polished. She was the most elegant engine ever seen in those days, and all this expense of decoration was paid for by the company and their friends."1
The picture is painted on pine and remains in original condition; having minor losses and never cleaned as depicted. (15.25 by 11.25 inches.)
1 Our Fireman The History Of The New York Fire Departments From 1609 To 1887 by Augustine Costello, page 589.

339-4 - SOLD




Outstanding Oil On Panel
Eagle Engine Company
New York City.
Oil On Board
First Half 19th Century - SOLD



"In 1830" writes Mr. Zophar Mills, "the company was mostly Quakers of the highest respectability. They were generally merchants and merchants clerks. They had their new engine-the first one in this city that was silver plated, and probably the only one in this country whose brass work was silver plated. The engine was painted black, gold striped, highly polished. She was the most elegant engine ever seen in those days, and all this expense of decoration was paid for by the company and their friends."1
The picture is painted on clear white-wood; panel is chamfered on all sides. Extremely minor re-touch otherwise superb in all aspects. Frame: 23 by 19.5 inches; View: 17.75 by 14 inches.
1 Our Fireman The History Of The New York Fire Departments From 1609 To 1887 by Augustine Costello, page 589.

339-5 - SOLD




Painting, Great Boston Fire of 1872
Washington Street Looking Towards the Old South Church
Anonymous, third quarter 19th century
November 9th 1872
Oil on canvas - SOLD



The work remains on original stretcher and is mounted with a gold gilt frame.
(Frame: 25.25 x 31.25 inches; view; 19.25 x 25.25 inches.)

339-23 - SOLD




Lithograph, View of the Ruins After the Great Fire in New York, Dec. 16th & Dec. 17th, 1835, As Seen from Exchange Place
Published by L.P. Clover
Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1836 by L.P. Clover in the Office of the Southern District
After Nicolino Calyo - SOLD



The print remains in excellent original condition. (Frame: 34 x 28 inches; view: 24.25 x 18.5 inches)

339-24 - SOLD




New York City
Veteran Fireman's Association
Large Photograph of Firefighters
New York Fire Department
Circa 1886 - SOLD



There were several noted VFA activities during 1886 with the largest assemblage of some 250 veteran fire fighter's being October 28th; the unveiling of The Statue of Liberty.
This large print (photo process) depicts a group portrait imposed on a realistic rendering of NYC. The work is mounted within an outstanding frame with applied composition firefighting motifs. The piece was never opened since framing; upper corner helmets need restoration...as depicted, all else fine.
Frame: 47 x 35.25 inches; view: 39.5 x 25.5 inches; the print itself measures 34 by 19.5-inches. (We have a great frame restoration specialist.)
Please refer to Costello, The History Of The New York Fireman, page 763.

232-127 - SOLD



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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