Sur la route du Haut-du-Cap c. 1962
20 in x 16 in, Oil on Masonite, Framed
$7,500 - To inquire about this piece, please email Patrick Jamieson
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.
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