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American Decorative Arts
Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
Designer: Ruth Reeves, American, 1892–1966
Manufacturer: W. & J. Sloane, American, 1843–1985

Wall Hanging “Figures with Still Life”

1930

Block-printed cotton velvet

110 × 55 1/4 in. (279.4 × 140.3 cm)
John P. Axelrod Collection, B.A. 1968
1995.49.2
Geography: 
Designed in New City, New York
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Ruth Reeves, New Delhi, by 1966; transferred to the Estate of Ruth Reeves, New York, 1966-86; purchased by John P. Axelrod, Boston 1986-95

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, January 1994–December 1995,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1995–96): 140.

Marian Wardle, American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910–1945, exh. cat. (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 2005), 35, 37, fig. 47.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 254, no. 169.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.