I present for sale a Very Rare Vintage African American Folk Art Gouache On Board Painting! It is a Cultural African American Folk Art Piece, finding very little info about it. There doesn't seem to be an artist's signature or any identifying markings on it, but I didn't take the canvas out of it's frame to inspect it and it's artist's signature or identifying mark may be under the double mats inside the frame. The canvas has been "Double Matted" with two very complimenting colors.The frame is a very basic wooden frame painted in a glossy black painted finish. The back of the frame still has the original paper on it when it was originally matted & framed. The brown paper on the back was originally attached to the frame's back with some type of adhesive that formed an air - tight seal protecting the canvas inside for decades. At some point, I'm assuming recently, the paper on the back was cut to obviously inspect the canvas, but the brown paper still remains.
There is a very old label attached to the paper on back that's mentioned above. The label is in a stencil - font and red dye color used to make the label is definitely from the 1950's (See attached Photo).
The label says Buffalo Picture Frame & Mirror Corp. Showroom & Gallery 150 Allen Street Buffalo 1 N. And a 7 digit telephone number, including a logo from Master Picture Framers' Guild. There is a wire one the back of the frame that's used to hang "Display" the piece.
The wire is attached very securely with two "Eyelet screws" that are embedded into the frames wooden trim. The measurements of the frame is as follows. Frame Width = 20 7/8 inches. Frame Height = 10 3/4 inches. Frame Depth = 3/4 inches.That's all of the facts on this piece of artwork, but I will say, whom ever the artist was, they were very talented because this painting captures all of the passion and motion of the women in this incredible cultural / religious African or African American scene. The winner of this listing will receive the EXACT ITEM(s). Again, Thank You All So Much For Stopping By and as always,,, GOD Bless You And Always Bless Yours!