Folk Art Carved Policeman Whirligig with Tin Sleeves

A striking piece of art that escapes the contrived forms found in later versions of the whirligig genre. A true piece of folk sculpture with an extensive collection history.

Provenance: Joseph Mortinson (early art collector); Kennedy Galleries; Raymond Saroff / Howard Rose Collection.

Literature & Exhibitions: UNEXPECTED ELOQUENCE, The Edith Blum Art Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, 1990, by Howard Rose published to coincide with the exhibit, “The Fine Art of American Folk,” The Edith C. Blum Institute, Bard College, 1990.

Condition: Excellent with original surface. Paddles missing.

Date: Circa: 1880
Origin American
Artist/Maker Unknown
Measurements 18 1/8" x 10"
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