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Two (2) oil paintings by Tennessee artists, including Washington Girard and Cornelius Hankins. 1st item: Washington Girard (Tennessee, 1873-1931) oil on board Tennessee landscape painting depicting a small pond between two banks, a setting sun in the background. Signed "W. Girard." lower left. Housed in a giltwood frame. Includes copies of conservation reports for the painting, restored by Dee Minault of Cumberland Art Conservation, Nashville, circa 2003 and frame, restored by Reed's Gold Leaf, Nashville, along with a copy of Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring, 1986 that includes an article of biographical information on Girard. Sight: 7 3/4" H x 9 3/4" W. Framed: 14 1/2" H x 16 3/4" W. American, early 20th century. Biography: William Washington "Wash" Girard was born on Sycamore Creek in Cheatham County, TN and after high school traveled to New York to study under marine painter Edward Moran. Following the death of his girlfriend, he returned to Nashville, where he continued painting and was a prolific writer. "His paintings of beech trees, his favorite theme, were often small and painted on Sycamore Creek or Brown's Creek in the Nashville area. Not overly sentimental, these paintings were praised for their romanticism while remaining realistic." (source: Weesner, "William Washington Girard", Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Spring, 1986). 2nd item: Cornelius Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946) oil on board still life painting depicting a vase of yellow and pink roses against a dark background. Signed "Cornelius Hankins" lower right. Housed in an oval modeled gilt wood frame. Sight: 15 3/4" H x 12 1/2" W. Framed: 19" H x 15 3/4" 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. The Estate of William Pursell, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: 1st item: Overall good condition with craquelure. Painting and frame have been professional restored, please refer to the photographs for full details. 2nd item: Overall good condition with scattered areas of paint flaking and surface abrasions, largest 7/8".