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Breakfast Room at Belle Grove Plantation, White Chapel, Louisiana

Accession Number
2002/2.233

Title
Breakfast Room at Belle Grove Plantation, White Chapel, Louisiana

Artist(s)
Walker Evans

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1935, printed 1974

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
14 4/5 in x 19 4/5 in (37.62 cm x 50.32 cm);14 4/5 in x 19 4/5 in (37.62 cm x 50.32 cm);20 in x 24 in (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund

Subject matter
Part of a series of photographs of Antebellum architecture in the American South, this image depicts the breakfast room at the Belle Grove Plantation. The space is unfurnished, only decorated by the rectangular pilasters capped by Corinthian capitals. A closed casement window is positioned slightly off-center of the field of view, framed by two freestanding Corinthian columns. Light enters from the left, suggesting a space beyond the edge of the frame.

Physical Description
View of an unfurnished room, whose walls are decorated with pilasters.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
breakfast rooms
columns
interior architecture (object genre)
plantations

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