Monument Valley Plate

  • Mary Douglas, Monument Valley Plate, 1986, commercial copper plate, primer, oil paint, patina, and wax, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1998.113.1

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Mary Douglas painted onto this copper plate an iconic scene of Utah’s Monument Valley, familiar to us from our schoolbooks and from the Hollywood Westerns that were filmed there. This and the other plates in the series were originally intended to sit together on a wall-mounted shelf, as households across the country often do with souvenir plates.

Title
Monument Valley Plate
Artist
Date
1986
Location
Dimensions
5/8 x 9 in. (1.6 x 22.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
commercial copper plate, primer, oil paint, patina, and wax
Classifications
Keywords
  • Equestrian
  • Landscape – valley – Monument Valley
  • Travel – land – horse
  • Figure group
Object Number
1998.113.1
Palette
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