Citation"Mule and Plow
(Bill Traylor) , 2011.64,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Mar 26, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/337450.
On an irregular, torn rectangular piece of beige cardboard, a mule hitched to a plow and a man following behind it are rendered in bold black shapes with thin, pointed limbs. In the upper left corner of the horizontal piece, the man steps forward, wearing a wide brimmed hat. His left leg curves out ahead of him, and with no apparent background, he almost floats as he holds onto the plow. The mule at lower right is hitched to a thin rig that pulls the plow. Its bridle and harness are a vivid blue, as is the man’s shirt, which contrast with their black forms.