primitive iron bird weathervane
Late 18th Century
cut and forged iron
Ht. 12 3/4", W. 14 1/2"
Provenance: Isabel Carleton Wilde (1877-1951), Boston; Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970), New York
In The Downtown Gallery’s papers, accessible through the Archives of American Art, Edith Halpert makes note of this weathervane’s original conception and “rigid simplicity suggest[ing] modern sculpture.”