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Charles Sheeler's precise painting style, informed by his sharply-focused photography, was well-suited to record the American industrial boom during the first half of the twentieth century, and he benefitted from several corporate commissions. Late in 1938 Sheeler received a request from...

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Inscription

Lower right: Sheeler-1940; Reverse: Tempera Painting on Gesso./Charles Sheeler-1940

Provenance

The artist; with The Downtown Gallery, New York; to MFA, 1940, purchased for $500.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

1940

Dimensions

35.56 x 43.18 cm (14 x 17 in.)

Accession Number

40.780

Medium or Technique

Tempera and graphite on gessoed Masonite

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Americas

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