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Richmond Barthé

Blackberry Woman
1932
bronze
33 3/4 x 11 x 14 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Richmond Barthé's sculptural figures were often depicted with an emphasis on movement. His Blackberry Woman strides purposefully forward bearing the weight of her burden. She might be one of the market women Barthé recalled from his childhood in Mississippi.