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ROBB, Samuel Anderson (1851-1928), attributed to. Sells Bro...
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ROBB, Samuel Anderson (1851-1928), attributed to. Sells Bros. Circus Cage Wagon Side. Circa 1870s. Carved and painted wooden circus cage wagon side, originally from the Sells Bros. Circus, painted red and covered with gilded carvings in 2-3 inch relief, including depictions of a jester, eagle, seraph, and dragon or mythological winged creature. Attributed to Samuel Anderson Robb, the master American wood carver renowned for tobacco trade figures and circus art. In two pieces, stored in wooden crates. Width 12 ft.; height 64”. Restored condition. The panel was found in the rafters of a barn in the Ringling Bros winter quarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin in the early 1950s and was previously owned by Charles Philip Fox; and exhibited in museum including The Ringling Art Museum, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Columbus Museum of Art, The New York State Museum (Albany), and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. An important piece of American circus and folk art. Sold: Guernsey’s, Circus World Collection of Important Circus Artifacts and Carousel Carvings Encompassing the Collections of Charles Philip Fox, Robert Clarke, & William Donahue, 1985, Lot S1.
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ROBB, Samuel Anderson (1851-1928), attributed to. Sells Bros. Circus Cage Wagon Side. Circa 1870s. Carved and painted wooden circus cage wagon side, originally from the Sells Bros. Circus, painted red and covered with gilded carvings in 2-3 inch relief, including depictions of a jester, eagle, seraph, and dragon or mythological winged creature. Attributed to Samuel Anderson Robb, the master American wood carver renowned for tobacco trade figures and circus art. In two pieces, stored in wooden crates. Width 12 ft.; height 64”. Restored condition. The panel was found in the rafters of a barn in the Ringling Bros winter quarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin in the early 1950s and was previously owned by Charles Philip Fox; and exhibited in museum including The Ringling Art Museum, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Columbus Museum of Art, The New York State Museum (Albany), and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. An important piece of American circus and folk art. Sold: Guernsey’s, Circus World Collection of Important Circus Artifacts and Carousel Carvings Encompassing the Collections of Charles Philip Fox, Robert Clarke, & William Donahue, 1985, Lot S1.
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