Overview

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.

Artist: 
Clementine Hunter
Date: 
1950
Inscriptions: 
Alexandria Museum of Art Collection, Gift of Thilo Steinschulte Family1991.25
Medium: 
oil on panel
Dimensions: 
11-1/2 x 14 inches

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