Edward T. Hurley Rookwood Pottery Vellum Tile of Birch Trees, 1948
Edward Timothy Hurley (Ohio, 1869–1950)
Untitled (landscape with birch trees), 1948
Vellum glazed ceramic tile
Artist’s stamp to the lower left corner
Rookwod Pottery stamp, date, and size to the verso
Edward Timothy Hurley was an accomplished painter, printer, illustrator, and author, perhaps best known for his work with the Rookwood Pottery Company. Born in Cincinnati, Hurley would later graduate from Xavier University and the Cincinnati Art Academy. He was a designer for Rookwood Pottery Company from 1896-1948, creating paintings on both canvas and pottery. Cincinnati scenes had a stronghold on Hurley’s work and were his most prominent subject matter. His works have been exhibited at the National Academy of Design, the Art Institute of Chicago, the St. Louis World’s Fair (1904), and more.
- longer cracks running throughout the edges of the glaze of the tile; chip to the molding of the frame to the right; minor nicks to the molding of the frame.
- measures frame; sight measures 9.5" W x 11.5" H.