Woman Shelling Peas

  • Emily Clayton Bishop, Woman Shelling Peas, 1911, ceramic: clay/bisque fired, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Miss Beatrice Fenton and Miss Marjorie D. Martinet, 1976.127.2

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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).

Title
Woman Shelling Peas
Artist
Date
1911
On View
Dimensions
6 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (15.9 x 9.0 x 13.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Miss Beatrice Fenton and Miss Marjorie D. Martinet

Mediums
Mediums Description
ceramic: clay/bisque fired
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – vegetable – pea
  • Occupation – domestic – cooking
  • Figure female – full length
Object Number
1976.127.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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