Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Weathervane Wednesday ~ seen in Boston

 Weathervane Wednesday is an ongoing series of photographs of unusual, historical or whimsical weather vanes.  I started photographing only weather vanes in the Nutfield area (Londonderry, Derry, Windham, Derryfield) but I have expanded to the rest of New Hampshire, New England and even a few thousands of miles away.  Often my readers tip me off to some very unique and unusual weather vanes, too.

Do know the location of weather vane #104?  Scroll down to the bottom to see the answer!

Today's weather vane was seen at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.  It is a weather vane attributed to the Philadelphia weather vane maker William G. Henis, active between 1860 and 1886.  This weather vane is two dimensional copper with traces of gilding.  It depicts Liberty, and her arm points out the wind direction.  It was purchased by Frederic A. and Jean Sharf in 2008, and was a gift of the Sharfs to the Museum of Fine Arts.  The museum visitor center is named for the Sharfs.  

The two weatherv anes below were also photographed at the Museum of Fine Arts, in the new American wing.  The new wing has room to display a wonderful collection of folk art.  In the online collections data base, these weather vanes are classified under "sculpture".  

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

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Copyright 2013, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

1 comment:

  1. The Goddess of Liberty does look Roman! And I like the concept of weathervanes as sculpture. They really are.