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Woman Shelling Peas

1911 Emily Clayton Bishop Born: Smithsburg, Maryland 1883 Died: Smithsburg, Maryland 1912 ceramic: clay/bisque fired 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (15.9 x 9.0 x 13.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Miss Beatrice Fenton and Miss Marjorie D. Martinet 1976.127.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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In Woman Shelling Peas, Emily Clayton Bishop shows a woman in a scene from everyday life. Domestic scenes are found elsewhere in her work, and include portrayals of women knitting and reading. Her close friend and former classmate Beatrice Fenton wrote that the woman is “probably a humorous village character of whom [Bishop] told many stories” (Beatrice Fenton Papers, Archives of American Art).

Keywords

Figure female - full length

Object - vegetable - pea

Occupation - domestic - cooking

sculpture

ceramic

About Emily Clayton Bishop

Born: Smithsburg, Maryland 1883 Died: Smithsburg, Maryland 1912

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