19th Century Merino Sheep Drawing by Luther Frank Webster | Vermont
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Here we have a very rare 19th Century ink on paper drawing featuring a group of robust Merino sheep for purchase. Check out those detailed rolls! Folk art enthusiasts stand up because this Vermont production drawing from the 1800s has every embellishment this side of the Mississippi. Check out the production numbers under each And they're standing tall under all the weight. To find something this old, rare, and in good condition is something that doesn't happen everyday.
"The Center’s collection also includes multiple renditions of farm animals by brothers Luther and Frank Webster of Shoreham, Vermont. Luther (1858-1944) became one of the best-known livestock artists travelling across the United States and making drawings of prize animals. The Center’s archives houses original drawings and prints of rams, hogs and photogenic merino sheep executed by both brothers. Merinos were successfully raised in Addison County during first half of the 19th century and largely contributed to the wealth and development of the area."
The rare framed folk art ink drawing measures 28 1/2" wide by 18 1/2" tall. The framing looks original to the piece. The taping on the reverse backing came with the piece at the time of purchase. There is patina from age everywhere. The piece has not been viewed outside of the framing. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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One of the best folk art pieces I've ever had the honor to own. No joke. Merino!