October 24, 2008 09:00 AM EDT Downingtown, PA


John Rasmussen(American, 1828-1895), oil on canvas

John Rasmussen(American, 1828-1895), oil on canvas"View of the Berks County Almshouse", the large central birdseye view depicting the Almshouse facilities with figures engaged in various activities, surrounded by five smaller vignettes, signed lower right"J. Rasmussen 1884", 33" x 40". The Pennsylvania Almshouse views have become true icons of American folk art with this example counted among the finest. Works by Rasmussen can be found in The Reading Public Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection.

Provenance:Collection of Richard and Rosemarie Machner

Estimate: $200,000 - $300,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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