Watercolor on Silk Picture After Edward Savage "Liberty in the Form of the Goddess of Youth," Misses Patten's School, Hartford, Connecticut, early 19th century, the central image of Liberty in a blue and white gown raising a golden chalice up to an eagle, with flag and Liberty cap in the sky, surrounded by floral border, in a gilt molded frame, ht. 28, wd. 28 1/4 in. (sight).
Provenance: Skinner, May 27, 1983, Lot 325.
Literature: Nancy Jo Fox, Liberties with Liberty (Dutton, 1986), p. 23.
Exhibitions: Liberties with Liberty, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, February 25-May 18, 1986; Pavilion at LTV Center, Dallas Historical Society, Dallas, Texas, June 15-July 20, 1986; Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, Illinois, August 12-November 2, 1986; Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta, Georgia, November 23, 1986-January 25, 1987; Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, Michigan, February 10-April 26, 1987; Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles California, May 15-July 26, 1987.
Provenance: The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art.
Splits at the edges/corners, staining, light foxing.
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