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Country Doctor (Night Call)

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Horace Pippin was the grandson of slaves and son of a domestic worker and a laborer. He was not trained as an artist and did not complete his first oil painting until 1930, when he was forty-three years old. Injured in his right shoulder while serving in the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment...

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Inscription

Lower right: H. Pippin.

Provenance

1935, the artist. Dr. Morris V. Leof (b. 1871), Philadelphia. Clifford Odets (1906-1963); 1963, estate of Clifford Odets. January 28-29, 1970, sale 2977, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 303 to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1970)

Credit Line

A. Shuman Collection—Abraham Shuman Fund

1935

Dimensions

71.44 x 81.6 cm (28 1/8 x 32 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.47

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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