Weathervane

Weathervane
Title
Weathervane
Date 
1800-1830
Medium 
Iron, copper, steel
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 18 1/2 x 1 in. ( 76.2 x 47 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Sheet iron weathervane cut in the shape of a rooster with a hole cut in the center of the head for an eye; painted red; three rivets secure the iron to a steel rod set into a copper tube.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1161
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
Anderson Galleries, Freund sale, December 1928; The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group