Angel Botello y Barros (Spanish/Puerto Rican, 1913-1986). Oil on canvas laid board titled "The Dead Also Eat," depicting four figures, 1948. The figure in red raises her hands above her head and three younger figures in blue offer oranges toward her. A dog and a raven sit along either side of the figure. A stylized undulating landscape flows through the background. Likely painted while he was in Haiti. Signed "A. Botello Barros" and dated along the lower right. This painting was featured on the cover of a medical journal in April 1951.
We are grateful to Juan Botello for his assistance in cataloguing and confirming the authenticity of this work.
Sight; height: 25 1/4 in x width: 24 1/2 in. Framed; height: 31 1/2 in x width: 31 in.
The colors are bold and bright and there are no major losses. Small areas of restoration and touch-ups throughout, notably along the sky. Wear and minor losses along the extreme edges of the work, not visible when framed. Drill holes along the verso from prior framing that do not affect the recto. Light wear to the frame.
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