Michel Cazabon (France, Trinidad and Tobago, 1813-1888) Caribbean watercolor landscape depicting the figures of an adult and child standing at the edge of a body of water, with trees and hut in background and cattle drinking water in the foreground, under a hazy gradient sky. Faint signature “Cazabon” lower left. Housed under glass in a later, narrow stained wood molded frame. Sight – 9 7/8″ H x 13 7/8″ W. Framed – 18″ H x 21 3/4″ W. Provenance: acquired by consignor’s ancestor while he was working in the Caribbean for the Theodore Roosevelt administration during the early 1900s. Biography: Michel Jean Cazabon, regarded as one of Trinidad’s most important painters, was born to freed black immigrant parents from Martinique. He studied in Europe before establishing a studio in Port of Spain in 1848. Cazabon became best known for supplying landscape paintings of the area, mostly in watercolor, for local officials and wealthy planters. He also produced drawings for two subscription albums of lithographs published in 1851 (Views of Trinidad) and 1857 (Album of Trinidad) and contributed to a series of lithographs of Demerara and Martinique. CONDITION: Painting is adhered to backing board. General, even toning and some possible light fading. 1/2″ tear at upper right corner. 1/32″ hole lower right edge (goes through backing board).
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