Violets

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Created by
Burns, Pauline Powell, American, 1872 - 1912
Medium
oil paint on cardboard
Dimensions
H x W (Unframed Painting): 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (21.6 x 31.8 cm)
Framed Painting: 12 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 1 5/16 in. (31.8 x 42.5 x 3.3 cm)
Type
oil paintings
Place made
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1890
Description
This oil painting depicts a cluster of violets against a light gray surface and background. The violets are done is deep navy blues and purples, the blossoms lying in a jumbled heap amidst strands of greenery and a few green leaves. The pile of flowers lies on an off-white surface that gradually fades to grey shadows at the right most edge of the painting.
Topic
African American
Agriculture
Art
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.42.2ab
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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Classification
Visual Arts
Exhibition
Visual Art and the American Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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