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Object ID # 1970.064.004
Object Name Carving
Title Folk Art Model of a Horse-Drawn Hay Mower
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Year Range from 1960
Year Range to 1970
Artist Brown, J. Erskine Horton
Made Brown, James Erskine Horton
Place of Origin Thornbury, Town of the Blue Mountains, Grey County
Description Painted carving of a two-horse team with a hay mower. The hay mower is painted red with brown wheels. The horses are white with black spots. The harness is made from white leather with some black paint on them. The collars on the horses are part of the necks of the horses but they are differentiated by being painted solid black. The driver is wearing a cap of red, a green shirt and tan pants. The driver's seat is suspended from the hay mower so it has a tendency to bounce when the carving is bumped.
Provenance This folk art model was hand-carved and built by wood carver, Erskine Brown of Thornbury, Grey County.
Collection Folk Art Collection
Material Wood / Metal / Paints
Dimensions H-39.5 W-39 L-19 cm
Found Thornbury, Town of the Blue Mountains, Grey County
People Brown, Erskine
Subjects Artists