This is a small gem of Southern American art, an oil on canvas laid on board work by Lousiana listed artist GEORGE CASTLEDEN (1861-1945), the subject the Slave Door in old New Orleans. Measuring 11 1/4" by 8" in apparently original frame, the work has an old Boston dealer label from Beacon Hill on the backing (painting was found in Connecticut). Castleden, know for his landscapes of Louisiana and courtyard scenes of the French Quarter, was born in England and by 1888 was living in Canada. He moved on to the United States and by 1911 had arrived in New Orleans. The year 1936 saw him move on to the other center of Southern culture and tradition, Charleston, South Carolina. Castleden's works are sought after by collectors when they appear at auction in New Orleans.
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