Four-Panel Screen
late 19th century to early 20th century
72 in HIGH x 80 in WIDE
(182.88 cm HIGH x 203.20 cm WIDE)
Gift of Concours d'Antiques, the Art Guild

sticker on verso from an exhibition at NY Cultural Center/date?
Mathews Travelling Exhib. 1972-73. Pasadena. Calif. Design - 1910. 1974. TOM, Mathews Exhibition, 1985. California Center For the Arts, Escondido, "Revisiting Landscape," 1/14 -5/7/1995. International Arts and Crafts, The Victoria & Albert Museum, March 17, 2005 - May 20, 2006 (includes venues). OMCA, Great Hall, "California as Muse: The Art of Arthur and Lucia Mathews" 10/28/2006 - 03/25/2007; traveling to Norton Museum of Art and Akron Art Museum; Fall 2007 - Fall 2008.

Four-paneled folding screen. "The asymmetrical composition of blossoming magnolia branches on a pale ochre background extends across all four panels, painted in oils accented with touches of gold leaf. Lucia [Mathews] used a wide range of colors natural to magnolia trees as well as such unexpected hues as red, blue, lavender, and black to enrich its decorative character within the narrow black frame" (The Art of Arthur and Lucia Mathews, p192).

NOTES: Catalog #150 PROVENANCE: Harold Wagner

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