The Plantation

Date: ca. 1825

Medium: Oil on wood

Dimensions: 19 1/8 x 29 1/2 in. (48.6 x 74.9 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1963

Accession Number: 63.201.3


Landscapes by folk artists generally show a particular location, yet this painting is conceptual. Everything is symmetrical—vegetation functions as a decorative fringe—and considerations of line overrule the depiction of reality.