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Rough State, "Mother and Child," Spanish Florida Rosa Marble, William Zorach, Sculptor
Roughing Out the First Stage of "Mother and Child", Marble, In Zorach's Studio, Robinhood, Maine
Early Stage of Carving "Mother and Child"
"Mother and Child", Detail of Early Stage of Roughing Out with Pointed Chisel
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A realistic painter as well as a photographer, Sheeler rarely failed to uncover harmonious coherence in the forms of indigeneous American architecture. His series of photographs of the Ford plant near Detroit was commissioned by the automobile company through an advertising agency. Widely reproduced in Europe and America in the 1920s, this commanding image of technological utopia became a monument to the transcendant power of industrial production in the early modern age.
Inscription: Signed in pencil on mount, recto, beneath image: "Charles Sheeler."; inscribed in pencil on mount, verso, top right: "EL 78.232"; bottom left: "Charles Sheeler 'River Rouge' 1927"
Van Deren Coke, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1944); John C. Waddell, New York (March 18, 1984)
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