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MacDougal Alley,

Alternative title(s): Houses, Washington Square

Oil painting on canvas

Dimensions (Object): 665 x 520 mm (26.2 x 20.5 in.)

Signed, lower left: “Sheeler 1924”

Accession number: 1951.4.1

Gift of Mrs. Charlotte Jordan, 1951

Bibliography: Vienna, Museum des 20.Jahrhunderts, Neue sachlichkeit und realismus (catalog for exhibition 21 April – 24 July 1977), cat. no. 159, reproduced p. 96; West Berlin, Akademie der Künste, 9 Nov. – 28 Dec. 1980, America: Traum und Depression, 1920/40 (catalog for exhibition 9 November – 28 December 1980), cat. 295, reproduced p. 113; Karen Tsujimoto, Images of America: Precisionist Painting and Modern Photography (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), cat. 96; Visions of Tomorrow (Japanese touring exhibition), cat. 8, color reproduction; Gail Stavitsky, Precisionism in America (New York: Abrams, 1995), cat. 12, reproduced p. 81 (caption has date as “1922”); Constance Schwartz and Franklin Hill, American Vanguards (Roslyn Harbor, NY: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1996) pp. 24, 30, 35; Elizabeth Sussman, City of Ambition: Artists & New York (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art in association with Flammarion, 1996), p. 51.

Work Type: paintings

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