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1803 JACOB FUCHS (FOX) FOLK ART FRAKTUR BIRTH AND

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1803 JACOB FUCHS (FOX) FOLK ART FRAKTUR BIRTH AND

Lot 1152 Details

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1803 JACOB FUCHS (FOX) FOLK ART FRAKTUR BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE, watercolor and ink on paper, featuring a pair of facing turkeys flanked by tulips, above the central reserve inscribed in German for Jacob Fuchs, born July 25, 1803, father Heinrich Fuchs, mother Anna Maria Steinbrecherin, lower edge with central heart flanked by Maltese crosses, three reserves with inscriptions. Housed under glass in a modern frame and mat. Attributed to the Wild Turkey Artist (Wythe Co., VA, active 1770-1822). Circa 1805. 7 1/2" x 12 1/4" sheet.
As-found condition, diagonal stain from top center to lower left corner, several small age spots, light folds, normal fading.
Literature: Parallels Earnest and Earnest - Papers for Birth Dayes, Vol. II, p. 819.
Provenance: Fresh to the market example recently discovered in North Carolina.
Catalogue Note: The so-called Wild Turkey Artist worked in Wythe Co., Virginia during the fourth quarter of the 18th century and first quarter of the 19th century, executing fraktur birth and baptismal certificates for German clientele, most of who had settled in the area after migrating down the Great Wagon Road. Likely a schoolmaster, whose identity remains unclear at present, he used both fraktur lettering and script and almost always employed facing turkey-like figures as important design elements in the overall composition. Both of these visual signatures are clearly identifiable on the present lot.
Approximately thirty examples by the artist are known, and most remain in the families for whom they were originally made. Consequently, very few fraktur by this artist appear on the open market. This recently discovered example is not recorded by Russell and Corinne Earnest.
Condition
As-found condition, diagonal stain from top center to lower left corner, several small age spots, light folds, normal fading.
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1803 JACOB FUCHS (FOX) FOLK ART FRAKTUR BIRTH AND

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000
Jun 17, 2017
Starting Price $500
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1152: 1803 JACOB FUCHS (FOX) FOLK ART FRAKTUR BIRTH AND

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Est. $1,000 - $2,000Starting Price $500
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Lot 1152 Details

Description
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1803 JACOB FUCHS (FOX) FOLK ART FRAKTUR BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE, watercolor and ink on paper, featuring a pair of facing turkeys flanked by tulips, above the central reserve inscribed in German for Jacob Fuchs, born July 25, 1803, father Heinrich Fuchs, mother Anna Maria Steinbrecherin, lower edge with central heart flanked by Maltese crosses, three reserves with inscriptions. Housed under glass in a modern frame and mat. Attributed to the Wild Turkey Artist (Wythe Co., VA, active 1770-1822). Circa 1805. 7 1/2" x 12 1/4" sheet.
As-found condition, diagonal stain from top center to lower left corner, several small age spots, light folds, normal fading.
Literature: Parallels Earnest and Earnest - Papers for Birth Dayes, Vol. II, p. 819.
Provenance: Fresh to the market example recently discovered in North Carolina.
Catalogue Note: The so-called Wild Turkey Artist worked in Wythe Co., Virginia during the fourth quarter of the 18th century and first quarter of the 19th century, executing fraktur birth and baptismal certificates for German clientele, most of who had settled in the area after migrating down the Great Wagon Road. Likely a schoolmaster, whose identity remains unclear at present, he used both fraktur lettering and script and almost always employed facing turkey-like figures as important design elements in the overall composition. Both of these visual signatures are clearly identifiable on the present lot.
Approximately thirty examples by the artist are known, and most remain in the families for whom they were originally made. Consequently, very few fraktur by this artist appear on the open market. This recently discovered example is not recorded by Russell and Corinne Earnest.
Condition
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As-found condition, diagonal stain from top center to lower left corner, several small age spots, light folds, normal fading.

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