Cornelius Haly Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946), "Mississippi River at Memphis," oil on board landscape depicting a river barge with opposite bank visible in backround. Signed with monogram CH lower left. Original green-gilt wood frame with textured surface. 5 1/2" x 7" sight, 8" x 10" framed. Paper "Nashville Museum of Art" exhibition label en verso lists artist's name, address and title of painting; additionally inscribed "Miss. River at Memphis by Cornelius Hankins" in pencil above label. Provenance: descended in the family of Mrs. Albert Ewing to present consignor (see related lot 185 in this auction). 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. CONDITION: Two small (1/16" to 1/8") chips and later overpainting attempt to paint below signature, some small light black scuffs to surface of painting. One spot of exfolation to frame at upper right, both bottom corners chipped.
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