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A Pastoral Visit, Virginia, (painting)

Catalog Data

Painter:
Brooke, Richard Norris 1847-1920  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
National Gallery of Art Fourth Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20565
Date:
1881
Notes:
"A catalogue of the collection of American paintings in the Corcoran Gallery of Art; volume 1," Washington, D.C.: Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1966, pg. 156.
Cash, Sarah, with Terri Sultan, "American Treasures of the Corcoran Gallery of Art," New York: Abbeville Press, 2000, pg. 91.
Cash, Sarah, ed., "Corcoran Gallery of Art, American Paintings to 1945," Washington, DC: Corcoran Gallery of Art in association with Hudson Hills Press, 2011, pg. 152.
National Gallery of Art, collection printout, "Acquisitions from the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art," 2015.
Summary:
Interior scene depicting an African American family seated around a table with their pastor seated on the left. The father is seated on the right, with his three children grouped around him, one leaning on his leg in the foreground. His banjo rests on a stool beside him and at his feet a grey cat eats from a round metal platter. The mother stands behind the table as she dishes up a plate of food for the pastor seated at the left, his umbrella, hat, and Bible rest on the floor behind his chair.
Topic:
Figure group--Family  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic--House  Search this
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking  Search this
Occupation--Religion--Clergy  Search this
Object--Musical Instrument--Banjo  Search this
Animal--Cat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08260248
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_40320