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Object Name Drawing
Object ID # 2000.4.1
Place of Origin Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Year Range from 1820
Year Range to 1825
Material Paper, watercolor
Dimensions H-10.25 W-7.625 inches
Description Folk-style ink and watercolor picture of a mid-Eastern scene entitled "The Sloth." Depicts a grey sloth on a large branch with a mid-Eastern looking walled town in the background. Various types of trees are shown, including palms and coconut trees. Fairly bright colors: oranges, reds, yellows, blue-greens, as well as browns, tans, greys and black. Signature on back in ink: "Jacob L. Yung" (Jacob L. Young).
Provenance This piece was a part of a set of seven watercolor drawings found rolled together in the mid 1970s in the attic of the farmhouse of the late Abraham H. & Beatrice Detweiler Myers (corner of Oak Dr. & Moyer Rd.), Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County. Beatrice was the daughter of Jacob & Lizzie Swartley Detweiler, and granddaughter of James D. & Mary A. Allebach Swartley, who each owned this farm earlier. Although the precise origins of this set are unknown, they may have come the Allebach-Swartley family. Signed on the back "Jacob L. Yung" (Young).
Source Gift of Abraham H. Myers
Collection Fraktur