A New Dimension of Tradition: Important American Folk Art, Proceeds of the Sale to Benefit a New Folk Art Initiative at the Museum of Fine Arts, BostonJan 25, 2020 14:30 EST
Founded in 1870 and opening its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts currently welcomes more than a million visitors each year. Sotheby’s is offering the upcoming auction, A New Dimension of Tradition: Important American Folk Art, to benefit the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum will be launching a new folk art initiative with the auction’s profits.
Available in the sale is a Goddess of Liberty statue that is attributed to either William Henis or Vincent W. Baldwin. This molded copper weathervane was made between 1875 and 1879 and depicts a goddess flying the American flag. Another item up for auction is an Edward Hicks oil painting. This 1832 piece shows Andrew Jackson with a bald eagle holding up a red, white, and blue flag. A Tree of Life blanket chest, a cast-iron weathervane of a horse, and a polychrome-painted wooden checker gameboard will also be presented. To view the full catalog and register to bid, visit Sotheby’s online.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts, American Indian & Ethnographic, Fine Art (135)
# of Lots:135
Price Range:$75 - $450,000.
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Important Molded Copper Goddess Of Liberty Weathervane, Attributed To William Henis Or Vincent W. Baldwin, Philadelphia Or New York, Circa 1875-79||
|Edward Hicks | Portrait Of Andrew Jackson||
|Fine And Rare Yellow Comb-decorated And Painted Pine 'tree Of Life' Blanket Chest, New England, Early 19th Century||
|Very Fine Full-bodied Cast-iron Formal Horse Weathervane, Circa 1890||
|Ruth Henshaw Miles Bascom | Profile Of A Woman||
|American Polychrome-painted Wooden Checker Gameboard, Third Quarter 19th Century||
- American Indian & Ethnographic
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Sculptures and Carvings
- Andrew Jackson
- Checker Game Board
- Fine Arts
- Goddess of Liberty
- Iron Horse
- oil paintings
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