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Aretha: Mysterious Lady of Sorrows

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Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Artist
Douglas Bourgeois, born Gonzales, LA 1951
Sitter
Aretha Franklin
Date
1981
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Peter Roussel Norman in memory of Joshua C. Taylor
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
21 3/4 x 18 1/8 in. (55.2 x 45.9 cm.)
Type
Painting
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
Object number
1982.39
Topic
Ethnic\African-American
Performing arts\music\piano
Allegory\arts and sciences\music
Allegory\passion\grief
Portrait female\bust