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Rare and important watercolor on paper of James H. Lowrey, dated May 28, 1836, original frame. History – James H. Lowrey, a prominent citizen of Riceville, Tennessee was born in Washington County, VA on December 18, 1814, the eldest of 9 children of John and Elizabeth(Henry). He attended the Emory and Henry College of Washington County, Virginia. He taught school in Virginia for twenty years, the latter portion of which he was engaged in farming. ln 1856 he moved to McMinn County, TN. He settled on Mouse Creek, two miles from Riceville, where he established a drug house and was appointed postmaster. He was later elected County Trustee and served a two year term. Condition – overall excellent conserved condition. Professionally cleaned, flattened and restored in 1995 (all documents available to successful bidder, last photo shows watercolor before conservation). Sight 12″ H x 9 7/8″ W. Framed 14 1/16″ H x 12 1/16″ W. Circa 1836. Exhibited Great Road Style: Decorative Arts of Southwest Virginia at William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, Virginia.