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  • Provenance

    Gift of the artist to The Museum of Modern Art, 1946
    Sotheby's, New York, Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art, 23 October 2002, lot 151

  • Exhibited

    Precisionism in America, 1915-1941, Montclair Art Museum, November 1994 - January 1995, and traveling to three other venues

  • Literature

    Abrams, Precisionism in America, 1915-1941, p. 68, pl. 26 (this print)

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1944 Sheeler was commissioned by Fortune magazine to create a group of still life photographs, each pertaining to nineteenth-century American cultural figures. This photograph is from that series.

210

Walt Whitman Books, Manuscripts and Photographs in the Oscar Lion Collection of the New York Public Library

1944
Gelatin silver print.
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (19.1 x 24.1 cm)
Signed and dated in pencil on the mount.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $10,080

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas

 

Photographs

New York Auction 8 April 2021