Nice Bill Rank Framed Folk Art Hand Painted Theorem Hen On The Nest with Eggs
Description: A very decorative and colorful framed oil on velveteen primitive painting depicting a hen laying on eggs on a nest. The hen is very colorful with brown, yellow, dark red, gray and black colors throughout. She is laying in a yellowish-brown basket with a green top and having white eggs. The basket is sitting on a dark green oval rug with colorful fringe. The artwork is signed in the lower right corner by the artist. The painting comes in a dark red frame with dark brown or black sponged pattern typical of Pennsylvania Dutch framing. The artwork is covered with glass for protection. The piece has brown paper backing with a wire across to hang from. The piece is not dated, but is signed Bill Rank. Mr. Rank, an artist from Southeastern Pennsylvania, lived in the period 1921-2000. The piece was probably done in the mid 1960s-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 mid 1960s-1980s. Mr. Rank died in 2000.
Origin: Purchased at an estate auction in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: The piece measures ~15 3/4" by ~13 5/8" and the framed piece weighs about two pounds and 2 ounces.
Artist: Bill (William) Rank.
Marks: Signed "Bill Rank" lower right.
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 and dings and the glass cover is a bit loose moving slightly when the piece is shaken. The paper covering on the back is intact and in very good condition as we show in the last photo. 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 frame so it moves slightly when the piece is shaken. 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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