Free Woman of Color, New Orleans, 1844
Oil painting by Adolph Rinck, a German artist of a femme de couleur libre, wearing an elaborate kerchief or tignon. The subject is possibly Marie Laveau, the famous voodoo priestess (Campbell and Rice, p. xi). The University Art Museum, Lafayette, Louisiana holds the painting.
Published in E.D.C. Campbell and K.S. Rice, eds., Before Freedom Came: African-American Life in the Antebellum South (Univ. Press of Virginia, 1991), plate 4, p. xi.
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North America--Louisiana--New Orleans
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