Pair of 19th Century Folk Art Children's Drawings by Harry Moar More Folky than Children's Drawings of Today?
Two consistent drawings by young Harry Moar which I am dating to around the turn of the century. The 19th one. They are signed on the reverse, so young Harry had an idea of his own capabilities as an artist, or his parents did. Some young and naive artists have no idea they should imprint their stamp on a work until they are told to claim it. It would take a mighty precocious child to sign his work before being told.
Lined paper such as this came into being around 1900.
19th century drawings by children look more like folk art to me than those done today. A children's art specialist could tell me more (and maybe one will write in) but these just look more folky than kids draw today.
Now that kids draw with the "help" of touch pads these days... I won't have anything to find at antique shows, and I suspect they'll all start to look more or less the same.
Pair of original 19th century drawings by Harry Moar. Collection Jim Linderman
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