Tinsel Painting

 

 

 



Attributed to Franklin P. Knauss, Socaman Hills, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

c. 1890

Paint on glass, tinsel, in the original frame

26” x 32”, overall

Compote with Fruit, Flowers, Birds and Butterfly

Provenance: From the family to David Ellinger; Dittmar Collection, Colts Neck, NJ

History inscribed on reverse.  Two examples by the same hand are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center.

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