Clementine Reuben Hunter (Louisiana, 1886-1988) early oil on canvasboard folk art painting interior scene titled "Mother Teaching the Children to Pray", circa 1950s. Depicts an elderly woman standing in a bedroom with four small girls kneeling and praying, against a pink background with weeping willow tree to right of home and bright blue sky above. Monogram signature lower right. Knoke Gallery (Atlanta, GA) label en verso. Housed in a carved wood and gilt frame with cut corners under glass. Sight – 15 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Framed – 27 1/8" H x 31" W. Note: we wish to thank Thomas Whitehead for confirming the authenticity of this painting. Provenance: Private Southern Collection, ex-Knoke Gallery. CONDITION: Painting in overall very good condition.
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