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The Ballad of Quantrill's Raiders
  • Joe Coleman
    born 1955
    born: Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
  • The Ballad of Quantrill's Raiders, 1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • acrylic, hardboard, cloth
  • Object Height/Width: 55.9 x 71.1 cm
    Object Height/Width: 22 x 28 in
    Frame Dimensions: 26 x 32 in
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E3
  • 2012.0046
Label Text

In the ground are four scenes of death and destruction. In each corner of the foreground, connected by a black "ribbon," is a portrait of one of four of main participants (Younger, Anderson, and two James). Along the "ribbon" are nine portraits of other participants. A center medallion depicts the leader, Quantrill.