Leo Smith Pilgrim Man & Pilgrim Woman Midwest Both Pieces Numberd 84 Of 5000 New
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Leo Smith Pilgrim Man & Pilgrim Woman Midwest Both Pieces Numberd 84 Of 5000 New:
Something that we’ve have been asked for many times over the years…
A MATCHED PAIR OF LEO SMITH’S PILGRIM MAN & PILGRIM WOMAN!!!
Match with the Pilgrim Riding a Turkey and the Witch Riding White Horse (also known as Tis a Witching Time) and you'll have a matchedset of Leo's 1991 Series ofHalloween and Thanksgiving pieces all numbered 084!!!
Pilgrim Man and Pilgrim Woman
Folk Art by Leo Smith
Brand New in Original Green Midwest Box
Each Comes with Story Card
A Certificate of Authenticity is also included
Distributor: Midwest of Cannon Falls
Both Issued: 1991
Retired: Man in 1994 & Woman in 1995
BOTH PIECES ARE NUMBERED: 084 of 5000
Pilgrim Man Measures Approximately: 12” Tall x 4” Wide x 3 1/4” Deep
Pilgrim Woman Measures Approximately: 10 ½” Tall x 4 ½” Deep x 3 ½” Wide
History of this piece…
In 1991, Leo Smith retailers were sent a complete set of Leo’s 10 New Collectibles for 1991 from Midwest of Cannon Falls
Each set has its own set number assigned to each of the individual pieces
This set number is 084 from the reproduction manufacture of each piece
This piece is part of a complete series of 10 pieces from the 1991 cardboard shipping box that we opened just last week--22 years later--for inspection and to take pictures
Each piece is Brand New and comes with its Original Green Box
They each come with a Story Card and Certificates of Authenticity
Some even came with an Instruction Sheet (the listing will indicate which ones have these instruction sheets)
From Leo Smith about The Pilgrim Man and Pilgrim Woman…
“The Bible speaks of ‘strangers and Pilgrims on the earth who seek a better country’.
When the Pilgrims settle in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620, their unique commitment to Democratic government and Biblical teachings met with little notice in wild and open country.
But their principles have greatly influenced succeeding generations.
The simple lifestyles and high ideals of the Pilgrims represent to me the beginnings of our American culture.
I tried to capture this Pilgrim offering a prayer of thanks for the harvest in the best spirit of Thanksgiving.
Full of strength and warmth, I think he’s a handsome reminder of a uniquely American holiday’s heritage.
Full of strength and warmth, I think she’s a handsome reminder of a uniquely American holiday’s heritage.
I have made every effort to create a piece with uncompromising originality, whose finish and look have the soft patina of age which one expects from a fine collectible.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful limited edition reproduction by Midwest Importers of Cannon Falls, Inc., a collectible I’m proud to assure you captures the essence and integrity of my original carving.”
About the Artist and His Wife…
The Smith’s began work in 1971 in Fountain City Wisconsin
Each piece they create is made from resin and is hand cast to precisely reproduce the beauty of the original wood carving done by Leo Smith
After the casting, it is then hand painted on color schemes developed by Marilyn Smith
In 1991, Leo and Marilyn Smith began having reproductions made of their work by Midwest of Cannon Falls
Leo continues to create beautiful Folk Art and Bronze Fine Art and is known internationally for his colorful Folk pieces
Many pieces of Folk Art done by Leo and Marilyn Smith are featured in a display at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota.
We have visited the Museum and would strongly recommend it to lovers of their work
Domestic and International Customers:
Please contact us for combined shipping costs, including your shipping address and the listing numbers for the items that you are interested in purchasing
Also, please check the difference in carrier shipping options and delivery times as we approach the Holiday/Christmas season