In Sojourner Truth I fought for the rights of women as well as blacks

Created by
Catlett, Elizabeth, Mexican, 1915 - 2012
Subject of
Truth, Sojourner, American, 1797 - 1883
Date
1946-1947; printed 1989
Medium
ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image with title): 9 5/8 × 5 7/8 in. (24.4 × 15 cm)
H x W (image): 8 7/8 × 5 7/8 in. (22.5 × 15 cm)
H x W (sheet): 14 1/8 × 11 1/4 in. (35.9 × 28.6 cm)
Description
This black and white linocut depicts Sojourner Truth. Shown from the waist up, she stands behind a lectern with an open book, perhaps a Bible, on top. She wears a dark striped dress with a light colored neckline or scarf around her neck. She has a light colored head wrap. Her right hand is raised with her index finger pointing upwards, and her left hand rests on the lectern. There is a handwritten title below the image in pencil. It is signed by the artist on the bottom right. The back is blank.
Place made
Mexico City, Mexico, Latin America, North and Central America
Portfolio/Series
The Black Woman (formerly the Negro Woman)
Classification
Visual Arts
Type
linocuts
Topic
Activism
Art
Feminism
Identity
Preaching
Resistance
Spirituality
Suffrage
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Winifred Hervey
Object number
2017.21.6
Restrictions & Rights
© 2020 Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Permission required for use.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5163d6ccc-324f-4e1e-ab08-dbb3e37ad428
2 image(s)