Antique Folk Art Pencil Sketches of Two Women

Regular price $40.00

I purchased these and several other pencil drawings by the same unknown artist from a dealer in Maine, who I believe purchased them some years ago from a notable Pennsylvania collection of naive drawings. Their maker certainly had a way with faces, and with conveying character through specific details, and I'm listing these two together as I imagine them as grandmother and granddaughter, with the elder home in her nightgown as the younger heads out to a ball! From curls to cuffs to silhouettes, to the chance text showing to the left of grandma about Russia giving cigarettes to Turkish wounded prisoners, pretty terrific I think.

Left: 6 1/8" x 2 5/16" Right: 6 1/4" x 2 1/8". Done in pencil on lined/ledger paper, then mounted in a scrapbook I believe, with portions of prints on reverse.