Cornelius Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946) oil on canvas late Autumn landscape, likely Middle Tennessee. Landscape depicts a creek surrounded by nearly-bare trees, with footbridge and hills in the background, under a partly cloudy sky. Signed “Cornelius Hankins” lower right. Molded giltwood frame, likely original. Sight – 13 1/2″ H x 18 1/2″ W. Framed – 20″ H x 25″ W. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. 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: Excellent condition, lined. Frame exhibits some scattered light wear and minor losses.
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