La Parapluie de ma Tante

Object Details

Artist
Prentiss Taylor
Date
1951
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
24 1/8 × 36 in. (61.3 × 91.5 cm)
Frame: 29 13/16 × 41 7/8 × 2 1/16 in. (75.8 × 106.3 × 5.2 cm)
Cite As
Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Caption
A fire in the background of this painting causes dark billows of smoke to loom over crumbling buildings, walls, and statues. The landscape dwarfs the four female figures running wildly down a derelict street, their legs kicked back and their arms raised as they race towards the fire. High above the ground, a man rescues an umbrella caught in telephone wires. The strong lines demonstrate Washington, DC artist Prentiss Taylor’s skillful exploration of depth and hints at his training as a lithographer, while the title—translated from French as “My Aunt’s Umbrella”—identifies the umbrella’s owner.
Accession Number
2019.1.13
Type
painting
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Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8604f8529-c9de-4c9f-af8a-16759281af9a
Record ID
acm_2019.1.13
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