Cornelius Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946) oil on panel still life painting depicting a bottle of wine, a fiasco bottle, a wine glass, a plate with a piece of a meat pie, a bunch of grapes, and other items on a tabletop against a mottled brown drapery background. Signed "Cornelius Hankins" lower left. A. Frank & Co. label with artist's name and "Richmond Va" en verso of frame. Housed in a cove molded giltwood frame with lamb's tongue fillet. Sight – 9 7/8" H x 7 3/4" W. Framed – 13 3/4" H x 11 5/8" W. American, early 20th century. 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. Provenance: Private Southern collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure to lower right quadrant. 1/2" x 3/4" area of paint rubbing, lower right.
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