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    Sale 2142

    Fine American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    5 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    Charles Sheeler (1883-1965)

    Birdsnest

    Price Realised  

    Charles Sheeler (1883-1965)
    Birdsnest
    signed 'Sheeler' (lower right)--signed again, dated '1944' and inscribed with title (on a label affixed to the backing)
    watercolor on paper
    10¾ x 11¾ in. (27.3 x 29.9 cm.)


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    Provenance

    The artist.
    The Downtown Gallery, New York.
    Terry Dintenfass, Inc., New York.
    Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A NEW JERSEY COLLECTOR


    Literature

    L.N. Dochterman, The Stylistic Development of the Work of Charles Sheeler, vol. II, Ph.D. dissertation, State University of Iowa, 1963, p. 395.
    The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, Charles Sheeler: The Works on Paper, exhibition catalogue, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1974, p. 79, no. 49.


    Exhibited

    University Park, Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, and elsewhere, Charles Sheeler: The Works on Paper, February 10-March 24, 1974, no. 49.