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Agapito Labios (Mexico, 1898-1996) Original Oil - 27.5"H x 21.5"W- Comes w/ COA Well listed Painter-Stunning! high auction & galley price

Regular price $849.00 USD
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Original Oil (Comes with Certificate of Authenticity) Painting by well listed Mexican artist Agapito Labios (1898 - 1996). Wonderful painting displays charming portrait of an adorable little girl wearing a fancy dress with a red and green floral pattern and a traditional lace collar, ruffles, leg coverings, and shawl that she holds before her as well as red-violet shoes and matching bows in her hair. Comes professionally framed and in overall very nice condition. Painting shows artist skilled technique and signed lower right. Highly collectible painter (legendary American actress Katherine Hepburn for example) with high auction & galley price. Signature: Signed lower right Medium: Oil on Stretch canvas Framed Size: c 27.5" Height X 21.5 Wide inches frame ...23 7/8"H X 18" W unframed (site) Condition: Very good- No Paint loss Small crease to one lower corner, with one petite perforation along lower periphery, and light staining to figure and background, otherwise intact and very good. Signed on lower right Provenance: ex-St. Petersburg, Florida, USA collection; ex-old private central Florida, USA collection, acquired in 1960s Comes with Certificate of Authenticity Free domestic shipping! Returns & exchanges: Returns accepted within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking. About artist: Agapito Labios (Mexican, 1898-1996). Agapito Labios was born Agapito Engel Cifuentes in Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico in September of 1898. He took an active part in the Mexican Revolution and was put in prison. There he started painting the cell wall. The mayor of the town saw his paintings, liked them, and ordered him to paint his two little girls. Thus his artistic career began. Labios was a self taught artist and made his living doing portraits - painting his children in the primitive Mexican style. He started selling on Sundays in the Lagunilla (the thieves market) and immediately his fame began to grow. He later had a shop called Mercado de Artesanias at La Ciudadela in Mexico City where his work was sought out by collectors worldwide.