Southern, possibly Kentucky, painted wood folk art model of a shanty boat or houseboat. Rectangular brown wood house with a curved black painted roof mounted onto a green painted slat frame with orange painted wood railing, all on a black wooden frame. 10 1/4" x 26 1/4" L x 15 7/8" W. 20th century. Note: Shanty boats were popularized after the publication of the book "Shantyboat" by Harlan Hubbard (1900 -1988), an American artist and author, known for his simple lifestyle. The book recounts the eight-year journey from his home in Brent, Kentucky to New Orleans. Provenance: private Kentucky collection. CONDITION: Overall light grime and wear. Top with some areas of staining.
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