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Let My People Free

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln  Search this
Frederick Douglass  Search this
Medium:
oil on fiberboard (Bird-Fibre)
Dimensions:
38 1/4 x 30 in. (97.1 x 76.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.649
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Department:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70e5da3db-6bc3-4512-9086-2929dc2a25fb
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edanmdm:saam_1967.59.649

Head of John the Baptist

Artist:
Léon-Daniel Saubès, French, born Guiche, France 1855-died Paris, France 1922  Search this
Medium:
charcoal on paper
Dimensions:
15 x 11 in. (38.1 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1915
Topic:
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Religion\saint\St. John  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Republic of France
Object number:
1915.11.73
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76df0e853-521f-4f86-94f3-23489d7923b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1915.11.73

Untitled

Artist:
Fabrizio Santafede, Italian, born Naples, Italy 1560-died Naples, Italy 1634  Search this
Medium:
pen and ink and ink wash on paper
Type:
Drawing
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.7.101
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk763e44d39-2b80-41fc-b59d-9c06643a9637
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1929.7.101

Drawing

Artist:
Carlo Amalfi, Italian, born Vico, Italy n.d.  Search this
Medium:
drawing
Type:
Drawing
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Architecture Interior  Search this
Religion\saint\St. John the Baptist  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.7.123R
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Graphic Arts
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk732cb2f6d-4800-4a17-b906-1f568e2fa6d6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1929.7.123R

Drawing

Artist:
Giacomo Palma, the younger, Italian, born Venice, Italy 1544-died Venice, Italy 1628  Search this
Medium:
drawing
Type:
Drawing
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Religion\New Testament\Christ  Search this
Religion\New Testament\Crucifixion  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly
Object number:
1929.7.124
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7eb02cca1-f72a-447b-bf39-3a8b10474655
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1929.7.124

The Beheading of Saint Paul

Artist:
Unidentified (Flemish)  Search this
Medium:
tapestry
Dimensions:
130 x 135 in. (330.2 x 342.9 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Date:
1600-1625
Topic:
Occupation\military  Search this
History\ancient\Rome  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Religion\saint\St. Paul  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Philip Coffin
Object number:
1961.5.7
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Decorative Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7b1afbf02-a3ad-4743-b70f-781d463d0169
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1961.5.7

Salome

Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966  Search this
Founder:
Roman Bronze Works  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
18 1/2 x 13 5/8 x 10 3/8 in. (47.0 x 34.6 x 26.4 cm.)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1915
Topic:
Religion\New Testament\Salome  Search this
Performing arts\dance  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Religion\saint\St. John the Baptist  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship
Object number:
1966.47.34
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7dce7b2ed-8f8c-4469-85d3-dad04e5b1337
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.47.34

Execution

Artist:
Connor Everts, born Bellingham, WA 1926  Search this
Medium:
lithograph
Dimensions:
36 x 24 1/2 in. (91.4 x 62.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1960
Topic:
Figure group\nude  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1966.60
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk72a44c761-9252-4958-9e2c-b363b6d6830a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.60

John Brown Legend

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
John Brown  Search this
Medium:
oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
38 5/8 x 36 1/4 in. (98.2 x 92.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape\building  Search this
African American  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.1145
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk766c429d4-f10a-44f0-84c2-7424d888926d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.1145

Abraham Lincoln

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln  Search this
Medium:
oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
36 1/4 x 33 3/8 in. (92.1 x 84.7 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
Occupation\political\president  Search this
History\United States\Civil War  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Object\other\flag  Search this
Emblem\cross  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.643
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk73556568e-b972-4d58-b259-47916aa04e41
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.643

Nat Turner

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Nat Turner  Search this
Medium:
oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
31 3/8 x 25 7/8 in. (79.8 x 65.7 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
African American  Search this
Monument\gravestone  Search this
History\United States\Black History  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Object\weapon\gun  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1967.59.658
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Department:
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7ee8218d6-f5cf-422c-be9b-05c9588e3647
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1967.59.658

Untitled

Artist:
Hans Jelinek, born Vienna, Austria 1910-died New York City 1992  Search this
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Dress\uniform\military uniform  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Object\weapon\gun  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1974.56.15
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7060ec5e9-0dc5-483f-a7b8-2eeb914606f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1974.56.15

Lynching (Lynch Law)

Artist:
Louis Lozowick, born Ludvinovka, Russia 1892-died South Orange, NJ 1973  Search this
Medium:
lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
image: 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 in. (26.2 x 18.6 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Figure male\head  Search this
History\United States\Depression Era  Search this
State of being\evil\violence  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Adele Lozowick
Copyright:
© 1936, Lee Lozowick
Object number:
1981.119.20
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76fa0ee85-00be-40e3-ac30-ef7ec2405c45
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1981.119.20

Three Great Abolitionists: A. Lincoln, F. Douglass, J. Brown

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln  Search this
John Brown  Search this
Frederick Douglass  Search this
Medium:
oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
37 3/8 x 34 1/4 in. (94.9 x 87.0 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
History\United States\Black History  Search this
Allegory\civic\unity  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1983.95.51
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk71e1cb4ed-b2aa-443d-8bf8-0c5f57164a62
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.95.51

Crispus Attucks

Artist:
William H. Johnson, born Florence, SC 1901-died Central Islip, NY 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Crispus Attucks  Search this
Medium:
oil on paperboard
Dimensions:
29 1/2 x 30 7/8 in. (74.9 x 78.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1945
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
African American  Search this
History\United States\Revolution  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
History\United States\Boston Massacre  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation
Object number:
1983.95.53
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7637ad3ea-6e0f-4ebe-8fe1-1767efae9689
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1983.95.53

Title Page I, from the portfolio Murder in the Cathedral

Artist:
Frank Rampolla, born New York City 1931- died Tampa, FL 1971  Search this
Medium:
etching and aquatint on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 15 3/8 x 11 5/8 in. (39.1 x 29.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1966
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Literature\Eliot\Murder in the Cathedral  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Lebwohl
Object number:
1984.110.5.1
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk786d23f86-b249-4cec-ac95-83eff2369046
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.110.5.1

Murder VI, from the portfolio Murder in the Cathedral

Artist:
Frank Rampolla, born New York City 1931- died Tampa, FL 1971  Search this
Medium:
etching and aquatint on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. (39.4 x 29.8 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1966
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Literature\Eliot\Murder in the Cathedral  Search this
Occupation\other\executioner  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Lebwohl
Object number:
1984.110.5.6
Restrictions & Rights:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7419d17da-526d-4ba4-89dd-6d6089aa4b0a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1984.110.5.6

Crucifixion Shrine

Artist:
Joseph Koenig, n.d.  Search this
Medium:
painted wood, glass, and metal
Dimensions:
overall (box): 23 1/4 x 19 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. (59.1 x 49.5 x 17.4 cm) Christ: 16 7/8 x 8 x 2 5/8 in. (43 x 20.4 x 6.8 cm) Laudmus Angel: 8 1/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 in. (20.7 x 7.3 x 4.9 cm) Bendicimus Angel: 8 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 2 in. (21.5 x 7.4 x 5.1 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Folk Art
Date:
late 19th century
Topic:
Religion\New Testament\Christ  Search this
Religion\New Testament\Crucifixion  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Religion\angel  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
Object number:
1986.65.254A-D
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 26B
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70f3d559e-2249-4320-8368-48e5c2c291c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1986.65.254A-D

The Martyrdom, from the portfolio Point of Departure

Artist:
Frances Myers, born Racine, WI 1936  Search this
Medium:
color linocut on paper
Dimensions:
image and sheet: 20 x 15 in. (50.8 x 38.1 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1983-1984
Topic:
Figure female\waist length  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane E. Goldman and Catherine Kernan
Object number:
1987.66.16
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
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Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7e02fc2d2-2c73-4ec5-9bc2-63d0add8947f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1987.66.16

Death to the Knights of Mary Phagan, from the portfolio Point of Departure

Artist:
Stephen J. Weitz, born 1953  Search this
Sitter:
Mary Phagan  Search this
Medium:
intaglio on paper
Dimensions:
plate: 10 3/4 x 13 in. (27.3 x 33.0 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1983-1984
Topic:
Landscape\time\night  Search this
Animal\dog  Search this
Figure female\full length  Search this
Landscape\celestial\star  Search this
State of being\death\execution  Search this
Portrait female  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Jane E. Goldman and Catherine Kernan
Object number:
1987.66.25
Restrictions & Rights:
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7055dc20a-9ce0-42fb-9fcc-753a653fd7ab
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1987.66.25

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