Peggy Nead, who painted this work in 1983, is a so-called "fence artist" working in Jackson Square, where the city has licensed up to 200 artists to set up their carts, painting souvenir views for the tourists visiting the area. According to information on the net, which quotes her describing the difficulties the artist colony experienced following Hurricane Katrina and then the 2010 Gulf oil spill, Nead has been painting in Jackson Square since 1976. This fine watercolor and ink drawing measures 11 1/2" by 8 1/2" inside the mat, 16 1/2" by 12 1/2" in its metal framing. Condition is excellent, the colors vibrant and fresh. The work is signed at lower right "P. Nead" and dated there 1983.
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