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Iron Bench


Signed and dated in graphite along r. edge of sheet: E. W. Dickinson 1939; Inscribed in graphite, l. r. bottom edge: 770 (This number refers to 770 West Ferry Street, Ainsley and Esther Sawyer's address in Buffalo, NY, where the artist was living with his family in the winter of 1938-39. The iron bench featured in this drawing was installed in their backyard.); Inscription in graphite, u. l. along l. edge of sheet: Souvenir


Esther and Ainsley Sawyer, Buffalo, NY; bequeathed to their son; passed through several dealers; Babcock Galleries, New York; purchased by MFA, March 1997.

Credit Line

Gift of Florence S. Gerstein and Lucy Dalbiac Luard Fund


© Helen Dickinson



Sheet (sight): 27.7 x 32.7 cm (10 7/8 x 12 7/8 in.) Framed: 43.8 x 48.9 cm (17 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on white wove paper


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