Pati Bannister (Mississippi, 1929-2013) oil or acrylic on masonite painting with high-gloss varnished surface, depicting the head and shoulders of a brunette woman, facing the viewer, and a blonde woman with face turned slightly in profile. Signed "PATI" lower right. Housed in a hand carved ebonized and gilded frame. Sight – 10" H x 13" W. Framed – 21" H x 18" W. Circa 1970. Note: Certificate of Authenticity from Bill Cousin's Townhouse Galleries, New Orleans, LA, and Christmas Card from the Bannisters accompanies this lot. CONDITION: Painting has a high gloss varnish layer with crazing and some bubbles; otherwise very good condition. Frame has multiple scattered surface losses up to 1"L.
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