Elsa Vick Shaw (American, Cleveland School 1891-1974) Egyptian Maidens, 1930, glazed ceramic mural created at Cowan Pottery, Rocky River, Ohio. Signed Elsa V.Shaw, lower right. 47 x 28 in.
Exhibited: Cleveland Museum of Art , May Show, 1930, one of five created.
Provenance: Estate of Elsa Vick Shaw, removed from her home in Moreland Hills,Ohio
Private Collection, Cleveland Ohio
Five tile murals are listed as created on the intake sheet for the Cleveland Museum of Art May Show in 1930, where one of the tiles was exhibited. It is not clear whether it was this one or another. One of the known examples is in the collection of The Rocky River Public Library, Cowan Pottery Museum, Rocky River, Ohio. Photos include the May Show intake sheet from 1930 and a photo of the tile as it was displayed in the show.