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Late 19th Century American Oil Folk Genre Painting, Philadelphia

Late 19th Century American Oil Folk Genre Painting, Philadelphia


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Oil: N. America: Pre 1900: Item # 844891

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 $1,650.00 
$1,650.00

This large and busy late 19th Century American folk art genre painting is oil on cotton screen laid down on muslin, on a lattice wood frame. Against the backdrop of a fantasy image of a Philadelphia street-scape is the depiction of three unemployed men receiving money from a man in a coat and top hat, a young man caught in the act of pickpocketing, in front of a builder's shop, a federal building and a prison, possibly Fair-mount Prison in Philadelphia. Dimensions are 48 x 48.5 inches. This is a very folksy painting that makes a big statement on the wall.