Through March 3, 2013
This exhibition in the William & Mary Guyton Gallery explores one of the great treasures of the Folk Art Museum, a watercolor known as The Old Plantation. It is one of the most published images in the collection.
Although in the collection for more than 70 years, very little was known about it until now. Colonial Williamsburg decorative arts librarian Susan Shames used her superb skills as a genealogist and researcher to follow the clues and unearth the history of the drawing, including the identity of the artist.
View the art at close range and follow its fascinating tale. The complete account of its history has been published in a recent Colonial Williamsburg book of the same title, available online.