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Tinsel Painting

Tinsel Painting

Compote with Fruit, Flowers, Birds and Butterfly

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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.


Dimensions: 26” x 32”, overall
Date / Circa: c. 1890
Maker / Origin: Attributed to Franklin P. Knauss, Socaman Hills, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Medium: Paint on glass, tinsel, in the original frame
Miscellaneous: Provenance: From the family to David Ellinger; Dittmar Collection, Colts Neck, NJ

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