The History of Paper Making, 1929,
group of eight separate oils on canvas, each laid down on panel,
overall: each 73.5 inches tall. Length: (the smallest) 45 inches, (the largest) 57 inches.
each signed Warren Chase Merritt, and dated 29,
panels depict: Egyptian papyrus Chinese silk Persian papermaking Gutenberg press Tree cutting Floating logs to mill Paper manufacturing Shipping by Crown Zellerbach, with San Francisco skyline.
Provenance: Commissioned by Crown Zellerbach for their San Francisco headquarters in 1929. This was Merritts first mural commission. Sold at San Rafael Auction Gallery, (San Rafael, CA) March 17, 2018, LOT 349. By familial descent to current owner.
Up for Auction on August 20, 2022
Estimate: $15,000 - 17,000