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Charles Sheeler (1883-1965) White Sentinels
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The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

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The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller

title

White Sentinels

signed

signed and dated 'Charles Sheeler - 1942.' (lower right)--signed and dated again and inscribed with title (on the reverse)

creator

Charles Sheeler (1883-1965)

exhibited

New York, The Downtown Gallery, American Art 1942, Opening Exhibition, New Painting and Sculpture, September 22-October 10, 1942, no. 13.

New York, The Downtown Gallery, Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Charles Sheeler, March 5-23, 1946, no. 9.

Rochester, New York, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, In Focus: A Look at Realism in Art, December 28, 1964-January 31, 1965, no. 70, illustrated.

Trenton, New Jersey, The New Jersey State Museum, Focus on Light, May 20-September 10, 1967, no. 96, illustrated.

Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Museum of Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Charles Sheeler, October 10, 1968-April 27, 1969, pp. 22-23, no. 95, illustrated.

Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Edith Gregor Halpert Memorial Exhibition, April 7-June 25, 1972, no. 26.

Corpus Christi, Texas, Art Museum of South Texas, American Paintings from the Estate of Edith G. Halpert, January 19-February 10, 1973.

Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Dallas, Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Charles Sheeler: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, October 13, 1987-July 10, 1988, no. 65.

literature

J. Gibbs, "Cross-Section of Sheeler's Classic Precision," Art Digest, vol. XX, March 1946, p. 9, illustrated.

L. Dochterman, The Stylistic Development of the Work of Charles Sheeler, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa, 1963, no. 47.270.

Art News, vol. LXXII, February 1973, p. 8, illustrated.

S. Reich, "The Halpert Sale, A Personal View," American Art Review, vol. I, September-October 1973, p. 86, illustrated.

J. Barnitz, et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Art of the Western Hemisphere, vol. II, New York, 1988, pp. 114-16, no. 55, illustrated.

lot_number

401

provenance

The Downtown Gallery, New York.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Loeb, New York, by 1946.

The Edith Gregor Halpert Collection, New York.

Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 20th Century American Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors and Sculpture: The Edith Gregor Halpert Collection (The Downtown Gallery), 14 March 1973, lot 24, sold by the above.

Acquired by the late owners from the above.


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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