"The Hoe Cake" Notecard
by Horace Pippin (American, 1888-1946)
“A scene from his late-19th century childhood in Goshen, New York, ‘Hoe Cake’ portrays [Horace] Pippin’s mother cooking over an open fireplace. The scarf, the crisp white shirt, and the apron she wears lend dignity to the image of a poor, hard-working African-American woman performing a loving task for her family…. Strategically placed (and a recurring motif in Pippin’s interiors) are the small brightly colored carpets which anchor the composition while enlivening its otherwise somber setting.”
(Excerpted from an essay by Lisa Farrington-Kent in “Art by African Americans in the Collection of the New Jersey State Museum.” This publication is available for purchase in the online shop.)
This 5" x 7" notecard conatins provenance information on the back, a white envelope and comes in an acetate sleeve.
Based on the following art work
Horace Pippin (American, 1888-1946)
The Hoe Cake, c. 1946
Oil on canvas
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