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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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Inscription

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

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

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

1953

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1990.381

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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