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OUTSTANDING FOLK ART BLACK MINSTREL SIGN. Painted sign is in the form of a house with the letters “THE LEROY MINSTRELS” up and down the peak of the roof. A large central black figure playing a banjo and singing with wide open mouth. In the background is a cloud strewn starry sky with landscape having one white building. Unsigned. The painting is on what appears to be an early masonite, which has a stretcher structure to the back. This comes from New York State. SIZE: 35″ x 40″. CONDITION: There is repair to where the hand holds the top of the banjo and there are hinge plate marks on the side. Otherwise good. 9-92435 (4,000-6,000)

Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Asian - Samoset 2002
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