An exceptionally rare find. African American painted portraits are quite rare, a mother and child is especially so. The baby is quite wonderfully painted with big cheeks and small arms. Note that the painter neglected the mother's right hand, opting to paint the full cuff of the sleeve rather than her hand.
Archivally framed and mounted. Museum glass. *NOTE: image of frame above is a mock up, frame is a stained charcoal wood with a dark warm-grey museum mat board (New Castle).
HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES AVAILABLE.
Condition: Very good—Excellent. Scattered losses to periphery