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Southern Stories
Great storytelling, not artistic styles, is the real subject of Southern Stories. Kentuckian Thomas Satterwhite Noble’s The Price of Blood reflects both his sound academic training and his hatred of slavery. William Aiken Walker’s Plantation Portrait, a complex painting, is about both the African American farming family that it depicts and the South’s transition from an agrarian to an industrial economy. William Tylee Ranney’s Crossing the Ferry—Scene on the Peedee represents the challenges of everyday travel as well as the widespread nineteenth-century belief that America was destined to expand westward, and the importance of religion to a community is the subject of Russell Smith’s Baptism in Virginia.

 
Price of Blood
Thomas Satterwhite Noble, The Price of Blood, 1868. Oil on canvas; 39¼ x 49½ inches.
Museum Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. • Sunday: Noon–5:00 p.m. • Closed Mondays and major holidays
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