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Charles Sheeler

Bucks County Barn

Charles Sheeler

Charles Sheeler

Bucks County Barn

Bucks County Barn

Charles Sheeler

1883 - 1965

Bucks County Barn


large-format gelatin silver print, mounted to Stuart Water Color Board, signed in pencil on the mount, framed, 1915, probably printed in the 1940s or early 1950s

image: 13 ½ by 10 ½ in. (34.3 by 26.7 cm.)

frame: 23 ¼ by 19 ¼ in. (59.1 by 48.9 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This photograph, with a slight surface sheen and mounted to Stuart illustration board, is in generally excellent condition. In raking light, extremely faint rippling is visible in the upper portion of the image. Upon close inspection are the following: a few small deposits of original retouching; a 1/2-inch superficial scratch that does not appear to break the emulsion in the center of the image; and minuscule chipping at the lower and right edges. A modern mat window is hinged with tape to the left edge of the mount. On the reverse of the mount, abrasions at the edges suggest this photograph was previously affixed to a secondary mount. There is a modern printed label on the reverse in the upper left corner.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Sotheby's New York, 7 May 1985, Sale 5318, Lot 286

Collection of Warren Coville

Phillips New York, Photographs from The Coville Collection, 26 April 1999, Sale 811, Lot 144

Collection of Thomas S. Holman, New York

Private collection, New York, 2012

Charles Sheeler: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1939), pl. 112

Karen Lucic, Charles Sheeler in Doylestown: American Modernism and the Pennsylvania Tradition (Allentown Art Museum, 1997), pl. 25

Carol E. Roark, Paula Ann Stewart, and Mary Kennedy McCabe, Catalogue of the Amon Carter Museum Photography Collection (Fort Worth, 1993), pl. 4191