Watercolor Lipe-Lambert Family Record, William Murray, Vermont, 1806, a large central heart inscribed with the birth and marriage dates of John A. Lipe and Elizabeth Lambert surrounded by smaller hearts with the dates of their ten children, and images representing two children within circular frames, signed "Drawn BY/WILLIAM MURRAY November 29th 1806," all within a rose and leafy vine border, in a grain-painted frame. ht. 16 1/2, wd. 12 3/4 in.
Provenance: Arthur J. Sussell; Sotheby Parke Bernet, October 23-25, 1958, Lot 320; The Garbisch Collection, Sotheby Parke Bernet, June 23, 1974, Lot 3; Peter Tillou; Sotheby's, October 26, 1985, Lot 38.
Literature: Carl Drepper, American Pioneer Arts and Artists, 1942, p. 153; Jean Lipman, American Folk Decoration, 1951, p. 153; Shelley, The Fraktur-writings of the Pennsylvania German, fig. 301; Brant and Cullman, Small Folk Art, 1980, fig. 72; Arthur B. and Sybil B. Kern, "Painters of Record: William Murray and His School," The Clarion, Vol. 12, No. 1, Winter 1987.
Exhibitions: Where Liberty Dwells: 19th Century Art by the American People, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, January 17-February 22, 1976; Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 25-August 29, 1976; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 14-February 20, 1977; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, April 3-May 29, 1977; The Paper of State: A Bicentennial Exhibit of the Paper Folk Art of New York, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, April 9-June 2, 1976; Painters of Record: William Murray and His School, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, December 6, 1990-March 3, 1991; Albany Institute of History & Art, April 1, 1991-May 27, 1991; For the Record: Art and Artifacts of the American Family, Bennington, Museum, Bennington, Vermont, November 1-December 31, 2008.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
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