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Sharecropper

Elizabeth Catlett's linoleum cut print "Sharecropper" (1957, printed in 1970) is an excellent example of Catlett's bold visual style and her print craftsmanship. The halo created by the brim of the sharecropper's sun hat, and the upward angle from which the viewer observes her, make the figure...

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Inscription

In block, l.r.: EC; in graphite, l.l.: 20/60 Sharecropper; l.r.: E. Catlett 1970

Provenance

Purchased at auction from Swann Galleries, New York, NY, on February 19, 2008. (Accession Date: March 26, 2008)

Credit Line

Lee M. Friedman Fund

1957, printed in 1970

Catalogue Raisonné

Herzog p.105

Dimensions

Image: 45.1 x 42.5 cm (17 3/4 x 16 3/4 in.) Sheet: 57.1 x 52 cm (22 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.92

Medium or Technique

Linoleum cut printed in green, brown and black, with hand additions in white gouache and black ink (and touches of red ink)

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