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Marguerite Thompson Zorach
Signs of Autumn Birds Flying in scenic Fauve Landscape. Frederick Harer Frame

1930

About the Item

Signature: Signed lower left and on the reverse Provenance: Shannon's Auctions D. Wigmore Fine Art Krushaar Galleries Christie's East October 3, 2000 Hand Carved Period Frame from famous Pennsylvania frame maker Frederick Harer signed
  • Creator:
    Marguerite Thompson Zorach (1887-1968, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1930
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 20 in (50.8 cm)Width: 24 in (60.96 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
  • Gallery Location:
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU38538689022
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