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Accession Number: 1984.214.1

Entitled: Drouthy Kansas

Physical Description: Oil on canvas. Dramatic oil painting of Kansas landscape embellished with exaggerated features. Giant corn stocks in left foreground. Men digging into giant watermelon, with shovel, in center foreground. Men using a lever to pull a giant potato from the ground. Flooded town background. Harvested wheat field in left background. Giant grapes hanging from top of painting.

History of Object: According to accession record, painting appeared on the cover of Kansas Farmer.

Date: 1878

Dimensions (in cm): a) painting - L: 24 1/4"; W: 14 1/2"; D: 2 3/4" b) frame - L: 28 1/4"; W: 18 1/4"; D: 2 5/16"

Marks/Inscriptions: [written in wheat field] 50 to the Acre / [in blue banner along bottom] DROUTHY KANSAS / [red paint in left corner] HW 1878 ||

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Associations and Subjects

    Individual: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902

Creators and Contributors

    Worrall, Henry

Status: Cataloged

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