Leah Stirring, Red Coat (Sketch)

Created by
Blache, Gustave III, American, born 1977
Subject of
Chase, Leah, American, 1923 - 2019
Dooky Chase's Restaurant, founded 1941
Date
2010
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
Medium
oil on wood
Dimensions
H x W x D (Frame): 10 × 5 1/4 × 1 3/4 in. (25.4 × 13.3 × 4.4 cm)
H x W (back panel view): 8 1/8 × 3 1/4 in. (20.6 × 8.3 cm)
H x W (front panel view): 7 1/2 × 3 in. (19.1 × 7.6 cm)
Description
The framed painting of Leah Stirring, Red Coat (Sketch) by Gustave Blache, III. The painting (a) is rectangular in a wooden painted frame. The painting depicts a figure wearing a red baseball cap and red shirt, with dark pants and a white apron, with their back to the viewer, in front of a stove with their right arm up and out of the image. In the foreground of the image, there are two pieces of curved sausage on the yellow table. The background is mostly yellow. It is signed on the top left corner, in brown ink, reading "GUSTAVE III / "10." The frame (b) has beveled edges, and painted a dull gold color. On the back of the frame, a clear rectangular sticker with black type is stuck to the center, with type aligned on the left, reading "Gustave Blache III/ American, 1977/ Leah Stirring, Red Coat (Sketch), 2010 / Oil on wood / Courtesy of the artist / Leah Chase: Paintings by Gustave Blache III / New Orleans Museum of Art / April 24, 2012-September 16, 2012]. The back of the frame is not painted, and has four metal brackets sealing the painting inside the back center of the frame.
Place depicted
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
Dookie Chase Restaurant
Classification
Visual Arts
Type
oil paintings
Topic
Art
Cooking and dining
Foodways
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.268ab
Restrictions & Rights
© Gustave Blache, III
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d92a5781-b6ab-4daf-b382-b9ced2b13e0a