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untitled (scenes of life)
  • Clementine Hunter
    1886–1988
    born: Hidden Hill Plantation, near Cloutierville, Louisiana, United States ; died: near Melrose Plantation, Melrose, Louisiana, United States ; active
  • untitled (scenes of life), circa 1958
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on window shade, on hardboard
  • Canvas/Support: 80 x 89.5 cm
    Canvas/Support: 31 1/2 x 35 1/4 in
    Frame Dimensions: 35 1/4 x 39 3/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, W5
  • 2005.0191
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Multiple vignettes arranged in three primary registers. In the bottom register women wash clothing and pick cotton. In the middle register depicts a baptism. In the top register six girls dressed in white follow two women dressed in black, and a man in a hat appears to be ringing a bell.