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19th C. African-American Share Cropper

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All Items: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: American: Pre 1900: item # 954684

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19th C. African-American Share Cropper

American primitive school. Oil on canvas. An amazing historic document in the form of a portrait of an African-American share-cropper. The 19th Century portrait, which is in very good condition, was quite incredibly found in a barn in Maine. The portrait depicts a woman, standing by a cabin, in a vividly painted landscape, reminescent of Western North Carolina, with crops, a cabin, mountains, and a sunset beyond. Simple, modern cherry frame. 63 cms. X 53 cms. (25 inches X 21 inches). This exciting piece represents a rare subject. African-Americans, largely because of poverty, are rare subjects in 19th Century art. This painting almost certainly is first generate, post-slavery

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