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The Butterflies

Object Details

Artist
James Amos Porter
Date
c. 1945
Medium
sgraffito drawing and oil paint on coated paper
Dimensions
9 1/16 × 11 15/16 in. (23 × 30.4 cm)
Caption
A small tan and brown butterfly near the bottom of the image spreads its wings wide next to the larger blue, brown, and white butterfly in the center of the image. A third butterfly with closed wings appears to drink nectar from a white flowering plant near the top of the image. The work demonstrates artist James Porter’s interest in experimenting with mixed techniques, such as sgraffito drawing and painting, to create his images.
Accession Number
2001.0003.0005
Type
drawing
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl893195e5a-e87e-40d5-8548-e1f1e600e2b4
Record ID
acm_2001.0003.0005
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