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Tavern sign

Object Number: 
1937.463
Date: 
c. 1800
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 1/2 x 15 1/4 x 2 in. ( 128.3 x 38.7 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on banner: "British at New or[leans?]" painted: below banner: "_ATA_"
Description: 
Rectangular wooden sign painted with polychrome image of uniformed man from waist up in both sides; soldier holds banner with inscription; inscription also painted below banner; molded frame.
Gallery Label: 
This tavern sign, supposedly depicting Andrew Jackson, may have first been painted about 1815. The sign has been altered and overpainted over time.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group