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Antique folk art Wesley bone

S/N:KS6915

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Early 19th century

  • £275.00
  • €315 Euro
  • $352 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Antique folk art Wesley bone

MARC KITCHEN-SMITH
A horse vertebra bone naively painted to resemble a Methodist preacher. Most likely representing either the movement's founding figure John Wesley (1703–91) or George Whitefield (1714–70), another well-known Methodist leader.

The enthusiastic style, and radical politics of Methodist preachers like Wesley and Whitefield attracted much satirical comment during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and so the painting of these 'found objects' as animal bones was a popular pastime amongst ordinary working people.

This example has a beautiful folk art simplicity to it, and has acquired a lovely patina over years of being handled.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 12cm (4.72in)
  • W: 12cm (4.72in)
  • D: 11cm (4.33in)

Period: 

Early 19th century

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MARC KITCHEN-SMITH

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Cornwall
PL14 3JU
United Kingdom

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Marc has been successfully dealing in decorative antiques for over 15 years, fuelled by his lifelong passion for artefacts of the past. His workshop, a converted Methodist Sunday School, is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

He successfully mixes styles and periods to create his own unique collection of ‘delightful objects’. Good design, craftsmanship, colour and an age-worn patina all play their part in his discerning approach to buying. His selection of stock is often based on its aesthetic appeal rather than its age, and he loves to find items that have a story to tell.

Visits to Marc’s workshop and stores can be arranged by appointment.

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