Moses Ogden (1844-1919)
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Moses Ogden (1844-1919)

Bust

Details
Moses Ogden (1844-1919)
Bust
burl wood
Overall 17 in. high, 12 in. wide, 12 in. deep
Provenance
Peter Tillou Fine Arts and Antiques, Litchfield, Connecticut
Ricco/Johnson Gallery, New York

Lot Essay

Civil War veteran Moses Ogden (1844-1919) created an environment of carved sculptures in and around his Angelica, New York home. After serving in the military, Ogden became a wagon maker and began carving whimsical animals and faces from burls, allowing the natural wood growth to dictate the shape and subject of each piece. Postcards from the town of Angelica show Ogden selling his carvings at a county fair, and photographs now housed at the local library show his home as a "Wonderland" filled with sculptures.

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