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Two (2) works on paper by Tennessee artists. 1st item: Ernest Pickup (Tennessee, 1887-1970), wood engraving depicting the Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville, TN, with humble houses at the foot of the hill (prior to urban renewal, which dramatically changed the look of Tennessee's Capitol Hill beginning in 1949). Signed in pencil lower right and with initials "EAP" in the plate. Housed and matted under glass in a black wooden frame. Sight: 12 3/4" H x 8 3/8" W. Framed: 15 1/4" H x 12 3/8" W. Biography: Ernest Pickup began his career in 1912 as a commercial artist working in Nashville. In the 1930's, he began to work with wood engraving and became nationally recognized for his work. He was one of the few Tennessee artists who worked with wood engraving. The majority of his prints reflected nature as well as historical and rural places in and around Nashville. He exhibited in the Exhibition of Lithographs, Woodcuts, and Block Prints in New York City and the Sixth International Exhibition of Lithography and Wood Engraving, held at the Art Institute of Chicago, both in 1937, along with international exhibitions in Sweden (1937) and Scotland (1939). 2nd item: Cliff Johnston (Tennessee, fl. 1940s), "I Gave A Son," original World War II pencil illustration for a Nashville Gas and Heating Company ad, poster or broadside. Illustration depicts an older woman clutching a photograph with service star posted in a window in the background. The printed text, laid atop the illustration, refers to wartime rationing of gas appliances. Housed under plastic wrap with a black mat. Sheet: 12 1/8" H x 10 1/4" W. Mat: 14" H x 12 3/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Condition: Both items in overall good condition with light toning. 1st item: Not examined outside of frame. 2nd item: Few spots of discoloration to printed text.