SOLD! for $510.00.
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Exhibited New Orleans oil on board painting titled "The Old Slave," depicting a white-haired and bearded African American gentleman in suit and tie, facing the viewer with a direct gaze. Signed lower right "Bayon." Titled on label en verso for the Art Association of New Orleans with artist listed as Harriet Bayon (Louisiana, b. 1905) and note "not in sale." Additional labels for Dr. Charles Bayon, 1223 Maison Blanche Building, New Orleans, and Mrs. J. Charles Bayon, 510 Betz Place, Metarie, LA; written inscription "Property of Mrs. J. Charles Bayon." Housed in a plain gilt washed frame. Sight: 17" H x 12" W. Framed: 20 1/2" H x 16 1/2" W. Note: Harriet Bayon is listed in the 1940 census as 35 years old, living with her husband, Dr. Charles Bayon, and daughter in New Orleans. Nothing else is known about her background or training as an artist.
CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light grime. Tiny 1/8" spot of loss lower right quadrant, near edge of subject's coat. Minor areas of inpainting apparent under UV inspection, including minute area under the subject's eye and areas in the upper background. Some trace amounts of gilding from the frame deposited on edges of board.