Charles Lang Freer acquired this screen—and its counterpart on the other side—in a reverse order of their sequence of production. This ghostly image, a now-faded rendering on a silver ground, is the earlier work and was Freer’s second purchase. It is considerably damaged and partially illegible. Even in skeletal form, however, it expresses a vitality that is somewhat lacking in the subdued and more uniform later work.
Coxcombs, Maize, and Morning Glories
Color and silver on paper
Freer Gallery of Art, Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1903.142