19th Century Black Americana Oil Painting, 5 Boys

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19th Century Black Americana Oil Painting, 5 Boys

2,200.00

Initialed "M.L.R."
19th century
18 x 10 inches (canvas)

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Up for sale is an outstanding 19th century African American portrait executed in oil on canvas. This original painting depicts five young boys in the early adolescent years from the chest up. The condition is good for its age with normal signs of wear and age which would benefit from a good cleaning. This work dates to the mid to late 1800's making it an exceptional and rare example of African American portraiture. The thin black wood frame was later placed on this painting dating to the 20th century. The canvas measures 18 x 10 inches. This painting is initialed in the lower right corner "M.L.R." which I have unfortunately been unable to identify.

This painting does show some condition issues with minor imperfections to the canvas including some minor loss, dirt and grime. This is an exceptional oil painting of which subject matter rarely is seen for sale. These early African American works are usually closely held in private collections, institutions and museums.