Cornelius Haly Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946) oil on board landscape depicting a field with haystacks under a cloudy sky. Signed lower left "Cornelius Hankins". Original molded wood frame with green-gold surface. Sight – 6 5/8" x 10 1/8". Framed – 10 5/8 " x 14" W. Paper label with inscription en verso: "From Cornelius Hankins to Mrs. Albert Wall Ewing in remembrance of first meeting where she was good little girl". Provenance: descended in the family of Mrs. Albert Ewing to present consignor. See related lot 186 in this auction. 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: Painting in very good condition with some light grime. Considerable exfoliation to gilt-green surface of frame.
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