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Showing his deep respect for Shaker design, Sheeler wrote, "The Shaker communities, in the period of their greatest creative activity, have given us abundant evidence of their profound understanding of utilitarian design in their architecture and crafts. They understood and convincingly...

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Inscription

Lower right: Sheeler-56; Reverse, on backing board: Do not/remove this board./Sheeler.

Provenance

The artist; Stephen and Sybil Stone Foundation; to MFA, 1972, gift of the Stephen and Sybil Stone Foundation.

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen and Sybil Stone Foundation

1956

Dimensions

58.42 x 73.98 cm (23 x 29 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.61

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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