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Created by:
Clementine Hunter, American, ca. 1886 - 1988  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
oil paint on wood
H x W x D (painting): 7 1/2 × 22 3/4 × 11/16 in. (19.1 × 57.8 × 1.7 cm)
H x W (framed): 13 1/2 × 30 1/4 in. (34.3 × 76.8 cm)
oil paintings
Place made:
Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1969
This oil painting depicts a wagon full of cotton being driven up a steep incline. Drawn by a white horse, the wagon has a single wheel axis, with a red-spoked wheel. A human figure wearing a yellow shirt, black cap and brown trousers stands on a platform and clings on to the end of the cart. The driver sitting up front wears a large white hat, red shirt and black trousers. The horse stands at the foot of a steep incline, while two small trees or bushes are placed under the incline in the lower left corner of the image. The artist has signed her initials [CH] in the lower right margin, with the "C" written backwards.
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
American South  Search this
Art  Search this
Cotton  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Labor  Search this
Rural life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Collection of Sabra Brown Martin
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Cane River Art Corporation
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture