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Opossum
  • Abigail Richards
  • Opossum, 1974–1976
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 565 x 455 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 1/4 x 17 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 640 x 543 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 25 3/16 x 21 3/8 in
  • Gift of David H. Weinglass and Marilyn Carbonell in Honor of Stephen Goddard
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0025
Description

This image depicts four animals: two opossums, a porcupine, and a silhouette of what appears to be a horse. One opossum appears to be hanging by its tail at the top right corner of the page while the other is standing at the bottom of the page. The porcupine is standing to the left of the opossum at the top of the page, slightly to the left of the center. The horse-like silhouette is in the bottom left corner of the image. The animals are in black ink while the rest of the image is a colorful mix of oranges, yellows, white, red, gray, and olive green.