This painting depicts one of the great events of Southern life, a mass outdoor baptism in a stream. The initiates march along the riverbank in white gowns. Preachers in clerical black gowns and men are behind them.


  • Title: Panorama of Baptism on Cane River
  • Creator: Clementine Hunter
  • Date Created: 1945
  • Location Created: Louisiana
  • Physical Dimensions: 36" x 67"
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Gift of the Roger H. Ogden Collection
  • Medium: Oil on window shade
  • Art Movement: Vernacular art, self-taught art
  • Art Form: Oil painting, landscape painting

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