Sur la route du Haut-du-Cap
An original painting
by Philomé Obin
Circa 1962 - 20 inches x 16 inches
Oil on Masonite; Framed.
Framed size: 26 inches x 22 inches
A similar painting—dated 1962—is illustrated on page 33 of Peinture Haitienne. Nice: Musee International d'Art Naif Anatole Jakovsky, 1983. That painting is noted as being from the collection of Pierre Monosiet, Conservateur du Musee d'Art Haitien, Port-au-Prince.
Condition: Excellent. As fresh as the day it was completed. In original hand-carved wooden frame of the period.
Provenance: James S. Huffman Collection
James S. Huffman had a distinguished 35 year career in the United States Foreign Service. A serious collector of primitive and naive art, he sought pieces local to the regions where he served. From 1963-1965, Huffman was posted to the Dominican Republic. From there, he often went to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where he purchased more than 50 paintings, many of them from Le Centre d'Art and Galerie Issa.