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    Sale 2058

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    4 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 13

    Charles Sheeler (1883-1965)

    Suspended Forms

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    Charles Sheeler (1883-1965)
    Suspended Forms
    signed and dated 'Sheeler 1922' (lower right)--signed again and inscribed '#3 Tulips--Suspended Forms/Charles Sheeler' (on the backing)
    tempera and Conté crayon on paper
    20 x 15½ in. (50.8 x 39.3 cm.)

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    The artist.
    Dr. and Mrs. William Carlos Williams, Rutherford, New Jersey, gift from the above, 1925.
    [With]Salander O'Reilly Galleries, New York.
    Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. Lobell, New York, by 1987.
    Private collection, New York, until 1994.
    Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1997.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection


    "Paintings and Drawings by Charles Sheeler," American Art News, April 1, 1922, p. 6.
    F. Watson, "Charles Sheeler," The Arts Magazine, May 1923, vol. 3, p. 334, no. 5, illustrated.
    W.C. Williams, Charles Sheeler: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1939, p. 49, no. 53 (as Still Life).
    L.N. Dochterman, The Stylistic Development of the Work of Charles Sheeler, vol. I, Ph.D. dissertation, State University of Iowa, 1963, p. 234, no. 22.086 (as Still Life).
    S. Fillin-Yeh, Charles Sheeler: American Interiors, exhibition catalogue, New Haven, Connecticut, 1987, pp. 30-31, no. 8, illustrated (as Still Life).
    C. Troyen and E.E. Hirschler, Charles Sheeler: Paintings and Drawings, exhibition catalogue, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987, pp. 85-86, 89, no. 21, illustrated (as Tulips--Suspended Forms).


    New York, The Daniel Gallery, Charles Sheeler: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, 1922.
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Charles Sheeler: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, 1939, no. 53 (as Still Life).
    New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University, Yale University Art Gallery, Charles Sheeler: American Interiors, April 1-May 31, 1987, no. 8 (as Still Life).
    Boston, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, and elsewhere, Charles Sheeler: Painter-Photographer, October 13, 1987-January 3, 1988, no. 21.