Seattle, Washington: Marquand Books, 2011. Hardcover. Pale blue cloth with embossed titling and decoration, brown DJ with color illus., 452 pp., 417 color illustrations. New, in original shipping box. Item #128882
From the DJ: Presents a fascinating array of American folk art and decorative arts created in New England, New York, and Pennsylvania in the 18th and 19th centuries, along with a singular masterwork of Native American basketry woven in Nevada by Louis Keyser (a.k.a. Dat So La Lee). In this companion volume to the 2006 publication of the Jane Katcher Collection, the material is presented through brilliant photography and insightful essays. Familiar American folk traditions - portraits, quilts, weathervanes, boxes, trade signs, miniature portraits, schoolgirl art and rewards of merit, as well as furniture and Shaker objects - are examined from fresh and often innovative perspectives. Contents as follows: Map of northeastern and midwestern states / Michael F. Reagan -- Introduction / Jane Katcher -- The Mygatt family portraits by John Brewster, Jr. / Richard W. Stevenson -- Small portraits to "cheer the lonely heart" / Robin Jaffee Frank -- Three notable portraits by Ammi Phillips / Paul S. D'Ambrosio -- The Devotion family dressing table / Richard W. Stevenson -- Portrait of Annetje Kool by Pieter Vanderlyn / Paul S. D'Ambrosio -- Morris Lord's sign / Richard Miller -- Emeline M. Robinson Kelley : artist and teacher of Portsmouth, New Hampshire / David A. Schorsch, Eileen M. Smiles -- Unlocking the mysteries of the Wilkinson Limner / Deborah M. Child -- Two small weathervanes by J. Howard & Co. of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts / Richard Miller -- Dat So La Lee and her baskets / Robert Shaw -- Father and son : the painted furniture of George Robert Lawton, senior and junior / David A. Schorsch -- The Angstadt-Hoff pipe tomahawk / Peter Swift Seibert -- Jewish American folk art : between two worlds / Robert Shaw -- A rare William and Mary cabinet : some thoughts on its function and origin / Alan Andersen, David A. Schorsch -- Educating America : rewards of merit in the early republic / Erin E. Eisenbarth -- A fame weathervane / Robert Shaw -- Innovation and refinement in Shaker design : an analysis of five classic Shaker objects / Robert W. Wilkins -- "Forget me not" : James H. Gillespie's portraits of an African American couple / Robin Jaffee Frank -- Continuing themes and connections / Jane Katcher -- Catalog of the collection / David A. Schorsch, Eileen M. Smiles.
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