Overall: 24 1/8 x 20 in. ( 61.3 x 50.8 cm )
frame: 30 1/4 x 26 1/4 x 3 in. (30 1/4 x 26 1/4 x 3 in.)
An African-American boy cranks the wheel, watching with fascination as the scythe makes contact with the stone. The white supervisor watches with a kindly look. Various farm tools are strewn nearby. To the right stands a barn in which a man unloads hay from a wagon. On the barn roof are three birds and a rooster weathervane, above is a clouded blue sky.
Mann, Maybelle, "Francis William Edmonds: Mammon and Art," The American Art Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, Autumn 1970, pp. 92-106.
Mann, Maybelle, Francis William Edmonds: Mammon and Art, New York University Ph.D. Dissertation, 1972, pp. 146-8.
Mann, Maybelle, "Humor and philosophy in the paintings of Francis William Edmonds," Antiques, November 1974, pp. 862-70.
Mann, Maybelle, Francis William Edmonds, Washington, D.C.: International Exhibits Foundation, 1975, p. 46.
Koke, Richard J., American Landscape and Genre Paintings in the New York Historical Society, Vol. I, New York: The New-York Historical Society, 1982, pp. 6-7.
Clarke, H. Nichols B., Francis W. Edmonds, American Master in the Dutch Tradition, Washington, D.C.; Published for Amon Carter Museum by Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988, pp. 111-9.
Gift of Charles E. Dunlap
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