Wharton Esherick (1887-1970)

important cocobolo sculpture "essie"/"rebecca," 1933

Incised with signature and date, "Wharton Esherick 1933," and "Genesis
XXIV. 16."

H: 69 in. W: 15 in. D: 13 in.


Acquired directly from the artist.
Descended in the Family Collection to the present owner.
Estimate $60,000-80,000

Exhibited: Hedgerow Theater, Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, 1934.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 129th Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1934.

Published: Mansfield Bascom, Wharton Esherick: The Journey of a Creative Mind (2010), p.131.

Sold for $123,750 (buyer's premium included)