Lot 152 : Tramp Art Corpus Christie c.1860
We sold this lot for £90 in October 2017

the relatively little known form of folk art, called "Tramp Art," was produced by skilled artisans in the hobo jungles of the U.S. (campsites, usually located outside of town near the railroad tracks) but was introduced in the early 1860s by the German and Scandinavian Wanderbuersons, or wandering apprentices. These men popularised chip carving as they traveled the U.S. countryside in search of jobs or in the pursuit of the vagabond life