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In Phillis Wheatley I Proved Intellectual Equality in the Midst of Slavery.

Elizabeth Catlett1946-1947

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, United States

Portrait of poet Phillis Wheatley seated with quill pen and paper, with enslaved black women in the background. This is one of fourteen of a series of linocuts by Mexican and American artist Elizabeth Catlett, which was first produced in 1946-47, under the series title "I Am the Negro Woman." This edition was reprinted by the artist in 1989 with the updated title "I am the Black Woman." The series declares a narrative about the black woman in America, with each image and title presenting one phrase of the narrative.

Details

  • Title: In Phillis Wheatley I Proved Intellectual Equality in the Midst of Slavery.
  • Creator: Elizabeth Catlett
  • Creator Lifespan: 1915-2012
  • Date Created: 1946-1947
  • Physical Dimensions: 15" x 11 5/16"
  • Type: linocuts (prints)
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by The Historic New Orleans Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.
  • External Link: THNOC catalog record
  • Medium: ink; paper (fiber product)
  • Art Form: Prints and Printmaking
  • Support: linoleum block printing
  • Original Title: In Phillis Wheatley I proved intellectual equality in the midst of slavery.
  • Credit Line: The Historic New Orleans Collection, acquisition made possible by the Laussat Society
  • Accession Number: 2013.0222.8

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