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Created by:
Gustave Blache III, American, born 1977  Search this
Subject of:
Leah Chase, American, 1923 - 2019  Search this
Dooky Chase's Restaurant, founded 1941  Search this
oil on wood
H x W x D (Frame): 10 × 5 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (25.4 × 13.3 × 4.4 cm)
H x W (back panel view): 8 1/8 × 3 1/4 in. (20.6 × 8.3 cm)
H x W (front panel view): 7 1/2 × 3 in. (19.1 × 7.6 cm)
oil paintings
Place depicted:
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
The framed painting of Leah Stirring, Red Coat (Sketch) by Gustave Blache, III. The painting (a) is rectangular in a wooden painted frame. The painting depicts a figure wearing a red baseball cap and red shirt, with dark pants and a white apron, with their back to the viewer, in front of a stove with their right arm up and out of the image. In the foreground of the image, there are two pieces of curved sausage on the yellow table. The background is mostly yellow. It is signed on the top left corner, in brown ink, reading "GUSTAVE III / "10." The frame (b) has beveled edges, and painted a dull gold color. On the back of the frame, a clear rectangular sticker with black type is stuck to the center, with type aligned on the left, reading "Gustave Blache III/ American, 1977/ Leah Stirring, Red Coat (Sketch), 2010 / Oil on wood / Courtesy of the artist / Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III / New Orleans Museum of Art / April 24, 2012-September 16, 2012]. The back of the frame is not painted, and has four metal brackets sealing the painting inside the back center of the frame.
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Gustave Blache, III
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On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture