Clementine Hunter (1887-1988) "Saturday Night at the Honky Tonk," early 20th c., rare oil on window shade, c. 1950, signed lower right, surface mounted in a silvered shadowbox frame with a black velvet lining, H.- 34 1/2 in., W.- 37 1/2 in. Provenance: Purchased from Gilley's Gallery, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1988 and held in a private collection. Exhibited Zigler Art Museum, Jennings, LA: "Exploring Clementine," March 2010.
Condition consistent with age. Window shade glued to paneling raised on lower left corner. Bottom of shade is uneven and has a loss of 10” of shade from left and in bottom right corner. Fold mark 10” from left on bottom. 8 1/2” tall. Shade is raising from panel on right bottom, 7” from right border. 8” tall in bottom. A skillful painting.
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