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Created by:
Pétion Savain, Haitian, 1906 - 1973  Search this
Owned by:
Etta Moten Barnett, American, 1901 - 2004  Search this
Medium:
oil paint on canvas board
Dimensions:
H x W (painting): 19 5/16 × 9 1/2 in. (49.1 × 24.2 cm)
H x W x D (frame): 23 1/2 × 13 3/4 × 1 in. (59.7 × 34.9 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
oil paintings
portraits
Place made:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1965
Description:
This is an oil painting by Pétion Savain belonging to Etta Moten Barnett. It is a portrait of a man depicting him from the waist up, positioned a quarter-turn away from the viewer. He wears a red shirt with white on the one visible left hand cuff and a wide brimmed hat with a narrow red band around the crown. The artist signed and dated the painting in the bottom right corner. An inscription on the back of the frame reads: "Haitian Farmer [ from E. Moten Barnett Collection] / From / Centre d'Art st Port-au-Prince / 1965 Artist: Savain of Haiti."
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
A2022.13.1.83
Restrictions & Rights:
© Pétion Savain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Etta Moten Barnett Archive
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f4156e94-7ae8-4ffe-8969-4db727c8ad6a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_A2022.13.1.83