An excellent little mid 1940's example of the watercolor painting skills of Louisiana artist LOUISE ANGELIQUE SARRAZIN (1888-1967), featuring a humble southern rural home under the Spanish moss, two black figures feeding geese in the yard. The 5 1/2" by 7 1/2" work (14" by 16" as framed) is in really fine condition, with bright, fresh colors, despite having been found (in Montana, of all places) without glass. The work has evidently traveled about a fair bit, as a circa 1940's Marshall Field & Co. (Chicago) label remains on the backing paper. Sarrazin was born in the nineteenth century near New Orleans and lived in Pascagoula, Mississippi while young. She returned to New Orleans around 1920 and began to submit pen and ink works to newspapers and book publishing companies. At some point in the 1930's she had a small studio in St. Francisville, Louisiana, an artist's palette serving as an advertising sign to mark her location. By the late 1930's she had completed a set of eight pen and ink drawings of famous French Quarter scenes, which were made into a set of post cards. A marriage in 1947 led to her moving to Santa Clara County in Northern California, where she passed away. Sarrazin was interred at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA near San Francisco. Sarrazin's little watercolor works of life in the rural South are very popular among collectors at New Orleans auctions.
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