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Charles Frederick Veil. Residence of C.F. Veil. Liberty, Pa., dated 1884. Watercolor on paper. 20 1/4 x 24 1/2 in. Courtesy of Samuel Herrup Antiques.
Sold to a private collector
at The American Antique Show (TAAS)
Charles Frederick Veil
Residence of C.F. Veil
Liberty, Pa., dated 1884
Watercolor on paper
20G x 24H in.

Courtesy of Samuel Herrup Antiques

Charles Frederick Veil was born in Germany in 1813. He immigrated to America where he became a tanner, living in Liberty (Tioga County), Pa. This fine folk watercolor picture of his home was “sketched from memory” by Veil after he moved to a nearby community. The precisely drawn gardens reflect Veil’s Continental background, yet the depiction of the people and animals is naïve, showing Veil’s lack of training as an artist. According to the local historian in Liberty, this fine home no longer exists. No other works by Charles Frederick Veil are known.

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