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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

ca. 1944 William H. Johnson Born: Florence, South Carolina 1901 Died: Central Islip, New York 1970 oil on paperboard 28 5/8 x 26 1/2 in. (72.6 x 67.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Harmon Foundation 1983.95.52 Not currently on view

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Animal - horse

Architecture - vehicle - carriage

Ethnic - African-American

Figure group - female

Figure male - full length

Landscape - river

Religion - angel


paint - oil