02-18-2007 02-18-2007
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2349 Boston
February 18, 2007 11:00 AMCalender
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Attributed to Moses Connor, Jr. (New Hampshire, active 1800-1832) Birth Record: Jerusha Webber Born Aug't 23, 1802.

$7,050$6,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349 Location: Boston Date / Time: February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Moses Connor, Jr. (New Hampshire, active 1800-1832)

Birth Record: Jerusha Webber Born Aug't 23, 1802. Unsigned, the back of the record inscribed in ink "A gift from a friend, and you remember the giver. Joan F. Jackman." Watercolor and ink on paper, depicting the birth inscription flanked by two fanciful birds perched on leafy branches, 9 x 7 in., in original light blue painted wooden frame. Condition: Toning.

Literature: A similar birth record is illustrated in By Good Hands: New Hampshire Folk Art, cooperative exhibition catalogue with The Currier Gallery of Art, University Art Galleries, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, 1989, pp. 31-2.

Moses Connor, Jr., was born in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, on October 25, 1774. In 1808 he moved to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, and taught school. Good at penmanship, Connor began writing family records, which he continued for the next twenty years. By 1813, he had developed a style that included hearts, flowers, vines, diamonds and birds, most of which have large beaks. Connor died sometime after 1832. The New Hampshire Historical Society, Old Sturbridge Village, and the New York State Museum all contain examples of his work.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Moses Connor , Jr., New Hampshire, Joan F. Jackman, University of New Hampshire, Durham, The Currier Gallery of Art, University Art Galleries, University of New Hampshire, Hopkinton, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Historical Society, New York State Museum