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George Fuller (1822-1884) was a professional painter when he traveled to Alabama in the years just before the Civil War. This painting of a child having her hair combed as she plays with a doll was undoubtedly a product of Fuller's experiences in the South. Both figures wear clothing of the mid-19th century. The "nurse" in the title was actually a "nursemaid" charged with caring for a white family's children. She may have been a servant, or, more likely, a slave.


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"Negro Nurse with a Child"

artist   George Fuller (1822-1884)
date   1861
location   Alabama
height   9.75"
width   7.62"
height   18.5"
width   16.5"
process/materials   oil on canvas
item type   Art/Painting
accession #   #1995.14.02

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