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
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.
Monument Valley Plate
5/8 x 9 in. (1.6 x 22.9 cm) diam.
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the artist
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- commercial copper plate, primer, oil paint, patina, and wax
- Landscape – valley – Monument Valley
- Travel – land – horse
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