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Image of Man, Woman

Bill Traylor
American, 1853–1949

Man, Woman

about 1940–1942

Object Type: Drawing
Creation Place: North America, American, Alabama
Dimensions:
14 1/8 in. x 21 5/8 in. (35.88 cm x 54.93 cm)
Medium and Support: Watercolor and graphite on cardboard
Accession Number: 1982.0004.0028

Credit Line: Gift of Charles and Eugenia Shannon

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Through subtle positioning, Traylor illustrates that these two figures are arguing. The city woman with her smart purse and patterned skirt raises her chin and points her finger toward the man who responds with a similar action. Speaking of this or a similar drawing. Traylor reportedly told his friend Charles Shannon that: "She's not asking him where he's been, she's telling him."

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