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Circus Wagon Figure of a Lady Drummer, c. 1880

Origin United States
Period 19th Century
Materials Carved and paint-decorated pine, retaining a rich historic surface.
Dimensions
W. 18.25 in; H. 39.75 in; D. 8 in;
W. 46.36 cm; H. 100.97 cm; D. 20.32 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date Circa 1880
Description Unidentified carving shop. Measures: 39.75" H x 18.25" W x 8" D.

Executed in three quarters round, this carving would most likely have been used as decoration for a circus wagon. Circus wagons were richly adorned with many figural elements.

Exhibited: Mingei International Museum's inaugural exhibition. "American Expressions of Liberty." San Diego, California, 1996.
Styles / Movements Folk Art
Book References Pictured in Gerard Wertkin and Jack Larsen, American Expressions of Liberty: Art of the People, by the People, and for the People (Mingei International Museum, Harry N. Abrams, publ.), p.108.
Incollect Reference Number 95543
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