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Study of Crowd Watching Marian Anderson Perform at the Lincoln Memorial

Object Details

Artist
James Amos Porter
Subject
Marian Anderson
Date
mid 20th Century
Medium
graphite on paper
Dimensions
14 × 11 in. (35.5 × 28 cm)
Caption
Marian Anderson is positioned squarely at the center of this drawing of her 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial. Her facial expression is serene and her hands are clasped in front of her. Two couples stand in the foreground: a Black couple on the right and a white couple on the left. This intimate composition enabled artist James A. Porter to focus on the setting and monumentality of the occasion. The drawing, which features a numbered grid over the composition, was likely a study for a larger painting.
Accession Number
2001.0003.0010
Type
drawing
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8a6db6c70-9a93-40f5-a8a9-c0858f82d260
Record ID
acm_2001.0003.0010
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