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The Power of Music, 1847

Oil on canvas
17 1/10 × 21 1/10 in
43.4 × 53.5 cm
Permanent collection
location
Cleveland
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Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland
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Set in rural Long Island before the Civil War, Mount's complex painting presents an African …

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Set in rural Long Island before the Civil War, Mount's complex painting presents an African American laborer listening intently to a fiddle tune enjoyed by white men. While a love of music unites the figures in a bond of shared humanity, the two races occupy different spaces--one inside, one outside, both …

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About the work
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Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland
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Set in rural Long Island before the Civil War, Mount's complex painting presents an African …

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Set in rural Long Island before the Civil War, Mount's complex painting presents an African American laborer listening intently to a fiddle tune enjoyed by white men. While a love of music unites the figures in a bond of shared humanity, the two races occupy different spaces--one inside, one outside, both …

Read more
Image rights
https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

The Power of Music, 1847

Oil on canvas
17 1/10 × 21 1/10 in
43.4 × 53.5 cm
Permanent collection
location
Cleveland