Radiator grille sample for the State Street Trust Company, Boston, Massachusetts

1925–26
Samuel Yellin (American (born in Poland) 1885–1940)


Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

Overall: 40.6 x 31.8 x 2.5 cm (16 x 12 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1597

Medium or Technique

Wrought iron

On View

Link between: American Impressionism, and The Boston School (223.1)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Metalwork

Rectangular frame with a smaller rectangle inside surrounding a composition of intersecting lines. All verticals and horizontals have spirals of iron peeling off to create a curving contrast to the rectilinear composition.

Provenance

1925-26, made and owned by Samuel Yellin Metalworkers Company, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; 2007, purchased by Bruce Barnes of the American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation, New York, New York from Samuel Yellin Metalworkers Co.); 2008, given by Bruce Barnes to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation