Depicted in the center is “African House,” a food storage building on the grounds of Melrose Plantation in central Louisiana. The walls of African House are covered in a mural Hunter painted in 1955 depicting scenes of Cane River plantation life, and the building appears in many of her paintings.

Clementine Hunter
Alexandria Museum of Art Collection, Gift of Thilo Steinschulte Family1991.25
oil on panel
11-1/2 x 14 inches

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