March—The Manure Spreader
Date: 1923
Medium: Woodcut
Dimensions: composition: 9 7/16 × 8 5/8 in. (24 × 21.9 cm) sheet: 10 3/4 × 9 9/16 in. (27.3 × 24.3 cm)
Illustration Citation: The Century Magazine, June 1923, p. 237-241
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object Number: 1900-10
About: Famous later as a furniture designer and maker, Esherick began his career as a painter, became interested in woodcuts in the early 1920s, and from the woodcutting process, began to design and carve furniture. This woodcut is from a series of four cuts that commemorate seasonal activities in agrarian communities. The series first appeared in Century Magazine in 1923, and the prints were included in an exhibition at the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts (the predecessor to the Delaware Art Museum) in 1924.
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