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Anti-Slavery Picnic at Weymouth Landing, Massachusetts

Watercolor painting of a picnic in rolling fields surrounded by trees. Small figures of men, women, children, horses, and dogs are collaged into the scene. A few dozen people, mostly white, crowd around two long, white picnic tables. The few African American people depicted congregate with themselves.
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  • Watercolor painting of a picnic in rolling fields surrounded by trees. Small figures of men, women, children, horses, and dogs are collaged into the scene. A few dozen people, mostly white, crowd around two long, white picnic tables. The few African American people depicted congregate with themselves.

Date:

c. 1845

Artist:

Susan Torrey Merritt
American, 1826-1879

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Susan Torrey Merritt

Title

Anti-Slavery Picnic at Weymouth Landing, Massachusetts

Origin

United States

Date

1840–1850

Medium

Watercolor and opaque watercolor with pen and black ink, graphite, and collage of painted and metallic papers on tan wove paper

Dimensions

660 × 920 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Reference Number

1950.1846

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