Linen, plain weave; cotton, wool and silk, plain and twill weaves, velvet and knitted strips forming “hooked” pile; edges with wool, single crochet
Signed “MZ,” lower left, “1922,” lower right
121.9 x 78.7 cm (48 1/2 x 31 in.)
The Campaign for Chicago's Masterpiece Director’s Fund; Pauline Seipp Armstrong, and Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile endowment funds
Extended information about this artwork
Ann Wiseman, Rug Hooking & Rag Tapestries (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company), 36 and 81 [published as “Eve”].
Roberta K. Tarbell, William and Marguerite Zorach: The Maine Years (Rockland, ME: William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, 1979), 15 (ill.).
Mildred Cole Peladeau, Rug Hooking in Maine 1838-1940 (Schiffer Publishing, 2008), 139.
Jane Bianco, 2011. “Marguerite Zorach: Modernism and the Craft of Hooked Rugs” in Magazine Antiques.
The artist (died 1968); by descent to her daughter, Dahlov Ipcar (born Zorach) [Wiseman, 1969, p. 81]; by descent to Charles Ipcar, Maine [this and the following according to correspondence from B. Dobson dated Mar. 9, 2021; copy in curatorial object file; Tarbell 1979, p. 15, Peladeau 2008, p. 139e]; consigned to the Debra Force Fine Art, New York; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2021.
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