Woman Artist Helen LaFrance by Shelton Gallery
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : Pre 1900 item #844891 (stock #GenrePtg)
Shelton Gallery - Helen LaFrance, Fine Art and Antiques
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...