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Family Supper (Saying Grace)

Artist:
Horace Pippin (American, West Chester, Pennsylvania 1888–1946 West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1946
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
18 x 22 in. (45.7 x 55.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Jane Kendall Gingrich, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.55.4
Not on view
[Carlen Galleries, Philadelphia, until 1947]; Jane Hamilton, later Jane Kendall Gingrich, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., New York, and New Jersey (1947–d. 1981; her bequest to MMA)

Philadelphia. Art Alliance. "Horace Pippin Memorial Exhibition," April 8–May 4, 1947, no. 53 (as "Saying Grace," lent by Mrs. Jane Hamilton, Washington).

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. "I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin," January 21–April 17, 1994, unnumbered cat. (fig. 153).

Art Institute of Chicago. "I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin," April 30–July 10, 1994, unnumbered cat.

Cincinnati Art Museum. "I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin," July 28–October 9, 1994, unnumbered cat.

Baltimore Museum of Art. "I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin," October 26, 1994–January 1, 1995, unnumbered cat.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin," February 1–April 30, 1995, unnumbered cat.

Chadds Ford, Penn. Brandywine River Museum. "Horace Pippin: The Way I See It," April 25–July 19, 2015, no. 59 (as "Family Supper" [also known as "Saying Grace"]).

Selden Rodman. Horace Pippin: A Negro Painter in America. New York, 1947, pp. 24, 88, no. 121, calls it "Family Supper" and locates it in the collection of the Carlen Galleries, Philadelphia.

Judith Wilson in Judith E. Stein. I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin. Exh. cat., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. New York, 1993, p. 146, fig. 153.

Anne Monahan in Judith E. Stein. I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin. Exh. cat., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. New York, 1993, p. 203.

Audrey Lewis in Horace Pippin: The Way I See It. Ed. Audrey Lewis. Exh. cat., Brandywine River Museum. Chadds Ford, Penn., 2015, p. 87 n. 32.



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