Clementine Hunter

Pecan Picking, 1965

Oil on Panel  
16 x 20 in


While most people associate Melrose Plantation, where Clementine Hunter lived for most of her life, with endless rows of cotton, the plantation also had a thriving pecan grove. In this work by Hunter, laborers gather pecans from the trees and collect them in simple, wooden barrels. In a scene on the right-hand side, one worker shakes the tree while another gathers the falling pecans.


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