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Rhea Wells (Tennessee, 1891-1962) mixed media painting on paper depicting an African American man and woman standing before a white trellis gate with a large white house, background. Signed Rhea Wells, lower right. Housed in a contemporary wooden frame. Sight – 23 3/8" H x 17 3/8" W. Framed – 29" H x 23" W. American, early/mid 20th century. Provenance: Property of a private East TN collection. Biography (courtesy of Steve Cotham, McClung Historical Collection, Knoxville): Rhea Wells was a recognized illustrator of childrenís books in the 1920ís. He grew up at Historic Rose Hill in Jonesborough, Tennessee and wrote a book, THE AMERICAN FARM, concerning his life growing up at Rose Hill. Rhea was a pen name Wells used signing his work, as his legal first name was Peter. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Areas of craquelure, top left of sheet. Not examined outside of frame.