July 30, 2020 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends August 10, 2020


Folk Art Painting of African American Children in Prayer, Ca 1938

Mixed media on paper, 3.5 x 2.5 in., showing two African American children posed together in an outdoor space, n.d., after 1938. One of the children kneels on a slightly raised surface in prayer holding a rosary. Their clothing is fashioned from colorful, early postage stamps, including a red Memorial Chamber, Parliament of Ottawa 10-cent Canadian stamp, first issued on June 15, 1938. Verso with incomplete sketch outline of another child.



Wear to edges, with areas of spotting/staining to both recto and verso.

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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