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The Slate

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This canvas is one of three paintings in which Haberle depicted a blackboard covered with various chalk-drawn scrawls, scratches, and doodles. [1] The words “Leave Your Order Here” indicate that the slate was modeled on those commonly used in grocery stores, though it bears an eclectic array...

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Upper left: HABERLE


The artist; to Gus Sattig (friend of the artist); purchased at Sattig estate sale by A. Lee and E. Montgomery, Cheshire, Conn.; to Mrs. Avis Gardiner, Stamford, Conn., by 1965; with Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1968; to O. Kelly Anderson, Jr., New York, 1968; to MFA, 1984, purchase.

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Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund

about 1895


30.48 x 23.81 cm (12 x 9 3/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas