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  • [Doylestown House—The Stove], 1917
    Charles Sheeler (American, 1883–1965)
    Gelatin silver print; 9 1/16 x 6 7/16 in. (23.1 x 16.3 cm)
    Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933 (33.43.259)
    © The Lane Collection

    This photograph was made at the Bucks County, Pennsylvania, home that Charles Sheeler shared with fellow painter and photographer Morton Schamberg. The spare geometry of the eighteenth-century Doylestown farmhouse proved an irresistible subject for an artist eager to explore with a camera the radical formal ideas that had impressed him in the paintings of Cézanne, Picasso, and Bracque. It is an elegantly balanced, harmonious work, a testament to Sheeler's clarity of vision and ability to distill a scene to its essence—a salient feature of the artist's work in all media.

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  • [Doylestown House—The Stove], 1917
    Charles Sheeler (American, 1883–1965)
    Gelatin silver print; 9 1/16 x 6 7/16 in. (23.1 x 16.3 cm)
    Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933 (33.43.259)
    © The Lane Collection

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