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Ore Into Iron

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Sheeler first turned to American industry for his subject matter when he received an important commission to photograph the Ford Motor Company plant in River Rouge, Michigan, in 1927. His resulting images of industrial architecture and machinery brought acclaim, and Sheeler came to admire the...

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Lower right: Sheeler-1953; Reverse, on backing board: Charles Sheeler/1953-/Do not remove this board.


1953, with Downtown Gallery, New York; 1953, sold by the Downtown Gallery to William H. Lane (1914-1995); 1990, partial purchase and gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 1990)

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Gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane and Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund



61.28 x 46.04 cm (24 1/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas

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