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Shell and Old Shingle No. II

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Georgia O’Keeffe’s Shell and Old Shingle series is the artist’s most sustained investigation of the relationship between realism and abstraction. The series begins with Shell and Old Shingle No. I [1987.535], a detailed representation of a white clamshell leaning against a weathered gray...

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Reverse: OK [in star]; on label: Shell + Old Shingle II [V crossed out]/1926/Oil/30 x 18/Canvas/OK has negatives

Provenance

1926, the artist; 1986, estate of the artist; 1987, bequest of the artist to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 28, 1987)

Credit Line

Alfred Stieglitz Collection—Bequest of Georgia O'Keeffe

Copyright

© 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1926

Dimensions

76.83 x 46.04 cm (30 1/4 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1987.536

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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