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Li'l Patch of Woods
  • Kara Walker, artist
    born 1969
    born: Stockton, California, United States
    Landfall Press, printer and publisher
  • Li'l Patch of Woods, 1997
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching, aquatint
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 304 x 227 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 457 x 381 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 15/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 x 15 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Susan and Charles Young, Glastonbury, CT
  • Not on display
  • 1997.0043
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Outdoor scene with five armed soldiers standing around a young African American girl giving birth on a hillside. There are two trees in the right background.