Pekingese painted silk screen, by artist Maud Earl (1864-1943). Circa 1925. This is one of the screens painted on silk whilst Earl was living in New York and exhibited at the Jacques Seligman Galleries 51st Street. 14th December 1927 – 14TH January 1928. It was exhibit number 14 titled “Pekes and Paroqurt” and was lent by Mrs George Blumenthal. The Blumenthal’s were major art buyers. In the year they purchased this work by Maud Earl 1928 George Blumenthal gave $1,000,000 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and was its President from 1934 until his death in 1941.