Early 20th Century Italian Portrait of a boy smoking a corn pipe. So much bravado and swagger!
Corn Pipes were the smoking instruments of farmers, hobos, farm hands and vagabonds. They were hand made by the whittling out of the cob and fashioned into smoking implements. In late 1800’s the Missouri Meerschaum Company started producing them, they are still producing these pipes today!
Oil on wood board, signed lower right, Petis. Original wooden frame, the frame has some losses as seen in pics.
Measures including frame: 32cm high, 26.5cm wide.
Good original condition & ready to hang.