Edgar Tolson. Expulsion.
c. 1970's. Signed on underneath base -
“Made by Edgar Tolson, Campton, Kentucky."
Not dated. Carved natural wood.
18" long x 8.5" w x 14"h.
Small repair to serpents tongue,
otherwise excellent condition.
Provenance: Purchased directly from Tolson around 1972-73 and has remained in the same collection until coming to auction here.
Est. 10,000-15,000. Buyer is responsible for shipping.
Note from consignor:
Michael Hall and Ken Fadeley introduced me to Edgar Tolson in 1971, while I was a Graduate Student at the University of Kentucky. We visited Edgar and his family frequently at his home in Campton Kentucky, a short drive from the university in Lexington. Over time, I developed a special relationship and friendship with Edgar, and thus, I was fortunate to purchase a number of pieces directly from him. My wife and I purchased The Expulsion and The Temptation in 1972-73, and those two pieces have been in our private collection for the past 47 years.