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Created by:
Amy Sherald, American, born 1973  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W (unframed): 54 1/8 × 43 × 2 1/2 in. (137.5 × 109.2 × 6.4 cm)
Type:
oil paintings
portraits
Place made:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2012
Description:
Oil painting that depicts a three-quarter length portrait of a woman with closely cropped hair holding a teacup and saucer decorated with a profile silhouette of a woman’s face. The cup and saucer is white with gold edging. There is a gold wreath around the silhouette. The woman is wearing a high necked red blouse that is tied at the neck with a bright yellow scarf. The long sleeves have ruffles at the cuffs. The shirt is tucked into black and white striped pants with a yellow button. The background fades from a bright blue at the top to bright purple at the bottom. Bright fuchsia splashes are scattered throughout the background. The woman gazes directly at the viewer.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Gender  Search this
Identity  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.20
Restrictions & Rights:
© Amy Sherald
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Exhibition:
Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience.
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd559d102b2-7b2b-4191-b686-b3773c7dcd24
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.20