Bill Rank Framed Folk Art Hand Painted PA Dutch Theorem Brown Owl & Acorns
Description: A very decorative and colorful framed oil on velveteen primitive painting depicting a brown colored owl perched on a branch. The branch is brown in color with several acorns hanging from it. This Pennsylvania Dutch style folk art theorem comes in a nice wooden reddish-brown with dark sponged highlights colored frame and is covered with glass for protection. The painting is very colorful with orange, light blue, brown, and black all on an off-white background. The back of the frame is covered with brown paper and has a wire to hang from. The piece is signed Bill Rank but is not dated. Mr. Rank, an artist from Southeastern Pennsylvania, lived in the period 1921-2000. The piece was probably done in the 1950s-1980s. A nice piece of American Folk Art in the best Pennsylvania Dutch tradition to add to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Unknown but probably 1950s-1980s. Mr. Rank died in 2000.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: The piece measures ~13 1/2" by ~11 1/4" and the framed piece weighs about 1 pound and 10 ounces.
Artist: William (Bill) Rank.
Marks: Signed "Bill Rank" left of the owl.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a beautiful and very nice decorative primitive Pennsylvania Dutch style art piece. It would display very well in your collection or can be used as an accent for your home decor.
Condition: The piece is in excellent condition with no problems that we could find. The frame has a few scratches but nothing to worry about. The paper covering on the back is a bit torn as we show in the last two photos, but this can be replaced. The back is also equipped with wire needed to hang the piece. Only issue we see is the fact that the glass cover is a bit loose within the flame so it moves slightly up and down. This however, is a non-issue and does not affect the quality or beauty of the piece. A great piece, ready to hang on your wall and would be a good addition to your collection of folk art. Please view photos carefully for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this nice piece.
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