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Three-panel folding screen

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Walnut three-panel folding screen, extensively chiseled and chip-carved with alternating geometric patterns, depicting a landscape of three birds in ebony flying over sheaves of wheat and corn.

Signed

Signed and dated "WHARTON ESHERICK / MCMXXVII"

Provenance

From the artist, to Hannah and York Fischer, to York Fischer, Jr., to Rago Arts and Auction Center, Lambertville, New Jersey. Purchased by the MFA at "Sollo Rago Twentieth Century Modern Weekend," October 21, 2006, Lot 433.

Credit Line

Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund

Copyright

© On behalf of Wharton Esherick's children

1927

Object Place

Paoli, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

Each panel 168.9 x 30.5 x 2.5 cm (66 1/2 x 12 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1891

Medium or Technique

Walnut, ebony

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Tables, Stands, and Screens