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|Circa 1860, Utica, New York|
This figure ranks as a masterpiece of American folk art, and one of the last icons of this caliber remaining in private hands.
A possible identification of “Mr. Dines” may be the John M. Dines aged 42 a wagon maker apparently born in France who is listed in the 1860 Federal Census in Utica's 5th ward.
|Location of Origin: North America|
|Medium/Materials: carved poplar, original painted decoration|
|Dimensions: 22.25 x 9.5 x 24.5 in.|
|Primary Classification: Folk Art and Americana|
|Exhibited: “Folk Sculpture USA,” The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1976, traveled
to The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 1976.“The Guennol Collection,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1982.|
Published: Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., ed., Folk Sculpture USA (Brooklyn Museum, 1976), no. 24, p. 17.
|Provenance: Found in Utica, New YorkAdele Earnest, Stony Point, NY, 1974The Guennol Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair B. Martin, Katonah, NY.|
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