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Charles Sheeler contributed to early modernism as both a painter and a photographer. A Philadelphia native, he trained at the School of Industrial Art and then went to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied with the Impressionist William Merritt Chase [49.1790]. His earliest...

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Inscription

Lower left: Sheeler-1931.; Reverse: View of New York-1931/Charles Sheeler

Provenance

1931, the artist; by 1934, with The Downtown Gallery, New York; 1935, sold by the Downtown Gallery to the MFA for $2,200. (Accession Date: March 7, 1935)

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

1931

Dimensions

121.92 x 92.39 cm (48 x 36 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

35.69

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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Photographs