Burial scene shown at sunset in a wood, with a group of people gathered around a wooden coffin. The mourners are in various positions; some standing and others sitting. One man lifts his hands up toward the sky. At far left a bearded red-haired man leans on his horse as he observes the scene. At far right, a young black man leans against a tree. In the woods behind him a well attired white man and woman look on from a distance. A steamboat can be seen in the background on the Mississippi River.


  • Title: A Plantation Burial
  • Creator: John Antrobus
  • Creator Lifespan: 1837-1907
  • Date Created: 1860
  • Physical Dimensions: 52 3/4" x 81 5/16"
  • Type: oil paintings (visual works)
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by The Historic New Orleans Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.
  • Medium: oil paint (paint); canvas
  • Art Form: Paintings
  • Support: Oil on canvas
  • Depicted Topic: Genre paintings
  • Credit Line: The Historic New Orleans Collection, The L. Kemper and Leila Moore Williams Founders Collection
  • Accession Number: 1960.46

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