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Lightning

Lightning

Artist: James Stovall Morris (American, 1898 - 1973)
Date: December 11, 1939
Medium: oil on canvasboard panel
Dimensions:
Image: 20 × 24 in. (50.8 × 61 cm)
Support: 20 × 24 in. (50.8 × 61 cm)
Frame: 20 13/16 × 24 15/16 × 3/4 in. (52.9 × 63.3 × 1.9 cm)
Frame (Display box): 24 1/16 × 21 × 2 1/4 in. (61.1 × 53.3 × 5.7 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: On long term loan from the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 1480.23P
Description
Per the artist: The painting depicts a Spanish ceremony to frighten away lightning & thunder. The kneeling woman makes the sign of the cross before the threshold, the other kneeling woman lays fallen leaves, over the cross, while the third shakes salt on the ground.
Not on view
In Collection(s)
Publication and Exhibition History: 3/7/1986 - 6/15/1987 Exhibit: "Art in New Mexico, 1900-1945: Paths to Taos and Santa Fe"