Cornelius Haly Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946) oil on canvas summer landscape depicting the Parthenon in Nashville, with a field of multicolored hollyhocks in the foreground. Signed lower right in red "Cornelius Hankins". Molded gilt-washed wood frame with carved floral corner ornamentation and inscription verso, "Carved by Clarence Stringfield 197_". Sight – 17 3/8" H x 11 1/4" W. Framed – 25 1/2" H x 37 1/2" W. Note: Hankins studied with Robert Henri, leader of the Ashcan School, and with William Merritt Chase in New York. He was active for much of his career in the Nashville area. Clarence Stringfield (American, 1903-1976) was known for his carving of folk art figures and for the custom frames he carved while working at Lyzon Gallery in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s. Provenance: Collection of Charles and Ann Wells, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Excellent condition.
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