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Shotguns

“Shotguns” are small, narrow wooden houses in which all the rooms are aligned behind one another; some believe they were so called because a single gunshot would travel straight through from front to back. Characteristic of the southern United States and possibly derived from African...

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Provenance

Bernadette Lester, Montgomery, AL; by 2005, with Bill Hodges Gallery; February 2005, sold by Bill Hodges Gallery to John Axelrod, Boston; 2011, sold by Axelrod to the MFA. (Accession date: June 22, 2011)

Credit Line

The John Axelrod Collection—Frank B. Bemis Fund, Charles H. Bayley Fund, and The Heritage Fund for a Diverse Collection

Copyright

John T. Biggers Estate/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

1983–86

Dimensions

76.2 x 101.6 cm (30 x 40 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1831

Medium or Technique

Charcoal and conte crayon on paper

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