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Untitled [Holy Marriage and Scene in Heaven]

Sister Gertrude Morgan

(Lafayette, Alabama, 1900 - 1980, New Orleans, Louisiana)

after 1965

Graphite, ink and water-based paint on cardboard

9 3/4 in. x 7 3/8 in. (24.77 cm x 18.73 cm)

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.

1991.61

More Information

In 1965, Morgan had a vision that revealed she was the chosen bride of God; after that, she wore only white to symbolize her spiritual marriage. This image is most likely intended as a self-portrait.

Keywords
African American
Folk Art
Matrimony
United States