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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Charles Sheeler, American (Philadelphia, PA 1883 - 1965 Dobbs Ferry, NY)
Landscape No. 1
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Black crayon on thin off-white wove paper
16.3 × 23 cm (6 7/16 × 9 1/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: black crayon, l.r.: Sheeler / 1915
  • inscription: removed from old mount, in black ink, sent to Archives: Landscape No. 1 - 1915 / Charles Sheeler
[N. E. Montross Gallery, New York, New York, sold; to John Quinn, New York, New York, 1915, estate of John Quinn, sold; to Charles B. Hoyt, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1927, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1939.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Charles Bain Hoyt
Accession Year
Object Number
Modern and Contemporary Art
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Publication History

John Quinn, 1870-1924, Collection of Paintings, Water Colors, Drawings & Sculpture, Pidgeon Hill Press (Huntington, NY, 1926), p. 25, reproduced in b/w p. 180

Paintings and Sculpture: The Renowned Collection of Modern and Ultra-Modern Art Formed by the Late John Quinn, American Art Association (New York, NY, 1927), no. 130

Charles Sheeler: The Works on Paper, exh. cat., Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art (PA, 1974), no. 2, reproduced

Judith Zilczer, 'The Noble Buyer': John Quinn, Patron of the Avant-Garde, exh. cat., Smithsonian Institution Press (Washington, D.C, 1978), p. 187

John Driscoll, "Charles Sheeler's Early Work: Five Rediscovered Paintings", The Art Bulletin, College Art Association of America (1980), no. 62, pp. 129, 132, fig. 16

Carol Troyen and Erica E. Hirshler, Charles Sheeler: Paintings and Drawings, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, MA, 1987), under no. 6, fig. a

Karen Lucic, Charles Sheeler and the Cult of the Machine, Reaktion Books (London, England, 1991), p. 37, fig. 9

Exhibition History

The Quest of Charles Sheeler, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 03/17/1963 - 04/14/1963

Charles Sheeler, the Works on Paper, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, 02/10/1974 - 03/24/1974; Terry Dintenfass, Inc., New York, 04/02/1974 - 04/20/1974

The Forum Exhibition: Selections and Additions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 02/10/1983 - 04/08/1983

32Q: 1300 Early Modernism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/19/2017 - 04/05/2018

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