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Created by:
Henry Ossawa Tanner, American, 1859 - 1937  Search this
Owned by:
Barnett-Aden Gallery, American, 1943 - 1969  Search this
oil on wood panel
H x W: 16 5/8 × 22 in. (42.2 × 55.9 cm)
Place made:
Paris, Ile-de-France, France, Europe
ca. 1916
This oil painting depicts an impressionist landscape with two dark human figures and two donkeys walking from the left to right frame. One swathed, indistinct figure rides on the back of a donkey, carrying a white bundle on its lap. The second human figure walks between the two donkeys, which are walking parallel to each other, the farther donkey slightly ahead. The four figures are set on a bare road, that can be seen to wind its way into the distance. In the background are low rolling hills, and a small squat tree in the left hand corner. There is a full moon overhead, set in a sky of mottled blue green.
African American  Search this
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Christianity  Search this
Families  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Robert L. Johnson
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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