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Sisters II

Object Details

Artist
James Lesesne Wells
Date
1928
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Frame: 19 3/16 × 19 1/8 × 5/8 in. (48.7 × 48.6 × 1.6 cm)
Caption
This print of two Black women combines the elegant, streamlined modernism characteristic of the 20th century with the clean, hand-cut lines of traditional woodblock printing. The women’s faces are the focus of the image, and simple white linework on a solid black background delineate their eyes, noses, eyebrows, and lips. A black border frames the women, palm tree, and rolling hills in the background.
Accession Number
2014.0018.0001
Type
print
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl84f469277-2948-4785-8cce-26dae1f1e0d6
Record ID
acm_2014.0018.0001
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