Grand Dame Queenie

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Oil painting that depicts a three-quarter length portrait of a woman with closely cropped hair holding a teacup and saucer decorated with a profile silhouette of a woman’s face. The cup and saucer is white with gold edging. There is a gold wreath around the silhouette. The woman is wearing a high necked red blouse that is tied at the neck with a bright yellow scarf. The long sleeves have ruffles at the cuffs. The shirt is tucked into black and white striped pants with a yellow button. The background fades from a bright blue at the top to bright purple at the bottom. Bright fuchsia splashes are scattered throughout the background. The woman gazes directly at the viewer.
Topic
African American
Art
Gender
Identity
Women
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
© Amy Sherald
Created by
Amy Sherald, American, born 1973
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
H x W: 54 1/4 x 43 x 2 1/2 in. (137.8 x 109.2 x 6.4 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Visual Arts
Exhibition
Visual Art and the American Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Place made
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
2012
Type
oil paintings
portraits
Object number
2013.20