PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN

Monogram TFL. PORTRAIT OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN MAN. Charcoal on paper watermarked "Michallet." Likely 19th Century. The image is of a nude man sitting with crossed legs and playing a guitar or banjo. The head, shoulders, and one arm highly finished, the ramainder of the figure drawn in but not completed. 18 x 21 1/2 inches (the full sheet). Repaired tear, upper right, far from the image, else in very good condition.