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Wood Carver, Sculptor / Carver, Sculptor, b. 1756 - d. 1833

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        • CAST IRON RONDELLE BAS RELIEF OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 21 1/4" DIAM SIGNED WR (WILLIAM RUSH, PHILA. (1756 - 1833)
          Jun. 05, 2022

          CAST IRON RONDELLE BAS RELIEF OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 21 1/4" DIAM SIGNED WR (WILLIAM RUSH, PHILA. (1756 - 1833)

          Est: $1,000 - $2,000

          CAST IRON RONDELLE BAS RELIEF OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 21 1/4" DIAM SIGNED WR (WILLIAM RUSH, PHILA. (1756 - 1833)

          Carlsen Gallery, Inc.
        • WILLIAM RUSH (PA, 1756-1833) ATTRIBUTED
          Feb. 27, 2021

          WILLIAM RUSH (PA, 1756-1833) ATTRIBUTED

          Est: $40,000 - $60,000

          Finely Carved Giltwood Pine Ship's Figurehead of an Elegant Young Woman in an Empire Neoclassical Gown, life-sized, her right hand lifting her skirts, her left hand over her breast, the figure alone is 68" x 18 1/2" x 11"; 83" (6'-11") tall overall, including black museum plinth, 15" x 23 1/2" x 20 1/4" plinth alone. Hollowed out back, losses to feet, shrinkage cracks, alligatoring and loss to finish.

          Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
        • WILLIAM & MARY CHAIR WITH RUSH SEAT ,
          Dec. 14, 2018

          WILLIAM & MARY CHAIR WITH RUSH SEAT ,

          Est: -

          WILLIAM & MARY CHAIR WITH RUSH SEAT .

          Sloans & Kenyon
        • A CARVED PINE SHIP'S FIGUREHEAD OF A YOUNG WOMAN ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM RUSH (1756-1833), 46 ½ in. high, 15 in. wide, 17 ½ in. deep
          Sep. 20, 2017

          A CARVED PINE SHIP'S FIGUREHEAD OF A YOUNG WOMAN ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM RUSH (1756-1833), 46 ½ in. high, 15 in. wide, 17 ½ in. deep

          Est: $30,000 - $50,000

          A CARVED PINE SHIP'S FIGUREHEAD OF A YOUNG WOMAN ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM RUSH (1756-1833), PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1809 46 ½ in. high, 15 in. wide, 17 ½ in. deep

          Christie's
        • Attributed to William Rush (1756-1833), Bust of Diana, 19th century
          Apr. 26, 2017

          Attributed to William Rush (1756-1833), Bust of Diana, 19th century

          Est: $1,500 - $2,500

          Attributed to William Rush (1756-1833) Bust of Diana, 19th century Terracotta, bears partial paper label of Ginsburg & Levy, and typed label of former owner. H: 12 1/2 in. PROVENANCE: Sotheby''s, New York, The Collection of Dr. And Mrs. Henry P. Deyerle, May 26 and 27, 1995. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry P. Deyerle, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

          Freeman's
        • RARE AND IMPORTANT WILLIAM RUSH CARVED TRADE FIGURE
          Feb. 11, 2017

          RARE AND IMPORTANT WILLIAM RUSH CARVED TRADE FIGURE

          Est: $75,000 - $100,000

          RARE AND IMPORTANT WILLIAM RUSH CARVED TRADE FIGURE NOTE: Online bidding for Lot 90 is not available. Please contact the auction house for bidding instructions. Tobacconist Figure of an American Indian by William Rush (1756-1833), possibly the earliest surviving example of a Native American as a tobacco advertisement, displayed at an early 19th c. shop on Third Street above Walnut Street in Philadelphia. Base painted with the number "458" - possibly the address of the tobacco shop. This figure was probably carved between 1790 -1810. By 1810 Rush became very involved in civic affairs, he was elected as first president of the Pennsylvania Society of Arts, and was becoming more involved in architectural carving. 42" x 20" x 15". Great untouched patina. Historical repairs. PROVENANCE: Lyman Pendergast, 1940, from a Pennsylvania estate. LITERATURE: Henri Marceau, "William Rush, 1756-1833, The First Native American Sculptor", Pennsylvania Museum of Art, 1937. This figure is catalog entry #1. "Indian, c. 1790 Perhaps a tobacconist''s sign. Frederick Fried, "Artists in Wood, American Carvers of Cigar-Store Indians, Show Figures and Circus Wagons" by, Bramhall House, New York, 1970. Illustrated and described on p. 18. The book quotes an excerpt of an article found in papers of great-grandson William Rush Dunton (1868-1966) that states "A figure in front of the cigar store on Third Street above Walnut is by Rush. If you look it up bear in mind it is not the standing figure at street level, but the somewhat grotesque little Indian in an iron frame over the door." ("An Appreciation - by a Ship Carver", Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, undated). A.W. Pendergast & W. Porter Ware, "Cigar Store Figures in American Folk Art", Lightner Publishing, Chicago, 1953, P. XIV Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, "William Rush: American Sculptor", Philadelphia, 1982, catalog p. 99, no. 7, fig. 95.

          Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
        • After William Rush (Pennsylvania, 1756-1833)
          Aug. 16, 2015

          After William Rush (Pennsylvania, 1756-1833)

          Est: $8,000 - $12,000

          DESCRIPTION: After William Rush (Pennsylvania, 1756-1833). Cream and overpainted plaster bust. George Washington. 19th century. Signed under left shoulder "Shaw & Co.". A similar example is housed at the New York Historical Society, object number 1941.1117. A black painted version is shown on page 88, figure 80, of the book "William Rush, American Sculptor" published by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1982. MEASUREMENTS: 19-1/2" wide x 30" high. CONDITION: Light patina and overall wear. Area of crazing to forehead with glaze flake beneath. Right shoulder with hairline wrapped underneath. Possible restoration to base.

          Cordier Auctions & Appraisals
        • Parchment Document Signed by William Rush, 1790
          Nov. 05, 2012

          Parchment Document Signed by William Rush, 1790

          Est: $1,200 - $1,500

          PARCHMENT DOCUMENT SIGNED BY WILLIAM RUSH-(July 4, 1756 - January 17, 1833) U.S. neoclassical sculptor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rush is considered the first major American sculptor. Rush blended American artisanal tradition and neoclassical form. Dated June 5, 1790. Rag matted in a fine gilt frame. SS: 16" X 27". OS: 24" x 35".Good condition. From the Marvin Sadik Collection.

          Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
        • An American Plaster Bust of General Andrew
          Oct. 11, 2008

          An American Plaster Bust of General Andrew

          Est: $5,000 - $7,000

          An American Plaster Bust of General Andrew Jackson, early 19th c., after William Rush (American, 1756-1833), the terracotta original from 1819 in the Burlington County Historical Society, height 26 in., width 20 in., depth 8 1/2 in.

          Neal Auction Company
        • BRONZE BUST OF THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE, 1824,
          Oct. 28, 2007

          BRONZE BUST OF THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE, 1824,

          Est: -

          BRONZE BUST OF THE MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE, 1824, AFTER WILLIAM RUSH (AMERICAN 1756-1833). Cast in 1972, edition of 15, raised on a bronze base. Height 23 1/4 inches.

          Bourgeault-Horan Antiquarians
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