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Catalog Number 10645-3458
Title Drawing; John Falter; Graphite, Tempera; Loading Wheat for Harvest
Object Name Drawing
Description Graphite and tempera on brown butcher paper featuring a scene of a rural harvest. The drawing is done in a circle with a second circle frame 1.5" wide. A figure on left in the foreground is wearing a hat, shirt with sleeves rolled up, trousers with suspenders, and is lifting a hayfork loaded with straw. A panting dog lies on the ground to the right in foreground. In the middleground, a younger figure, similarly dressed, lifts a fork load of straw onto a loaded hayrack to the right, while a boy stands to his left in the center, holding the team of horses. A white barn and other structures and trees are in background. Birds fly in the far background sky. Shadow drawn at bottom half of outside circle. Highlights in the drawing and plate edges done in white tempera paint. "J. Falter" written in lower left of smaller circle. Artist's notation written in upper margin and around the larger circle. Stamp in lower right corner of paper with the artist's address. See (10645-3454) for preliminary drawing.
Material Butcher Paper, Graphite, Tempera, Tape
Medium Paper, Graphite, Tempera
Artist Falter, John P.
Made Falter, John P.
Place of Origin USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Makers mark J. Falter; Lower right of smaller circle
Inscription Text J. Falter, lower right of circle;
"Loading wheat for harvest", upper margin;
"older farmer about 50-(three generations)", left upper corner;
"Boy 10 holding the team", next to above;
"young farmer about 25", upper right corner;
"Iron wheeled farm wagon.", right outside circle;
"Panting farm dog", right lower corner;
"golden wheat and field of stubble", Lower left corner;
"dark green July trees in background.", in center bottom;
"Rough sketch", lower right corner;
Stamp, (in right lower corner, below): John Falter
21 Summit St.
Pa. 19118
Height (in) 14.875
Width (in) 14.5
People Falter, John Philip, 1910-1982
Other Name Drawing
Credit line John P. Falter, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Collection Falter, John P. Collection
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