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Mayna Treanor Avent (Tennessee, 1868-1959) impressionistic oil on canvas landscape painting depicting a bridge spanning a body of water, surrounded by trees with autumn foliage, a red farm visible in the background beneath a cloudy blue sky. Signed "Mayna T Avent" lower right. Handwritten note describing treatment performed by Frances de Brun Brown, circa July 1984, affixed en verso. Housed in carved giltwood frame. Sight: 18 1/2" H x 24 1/2" W. Framed: 24 1/2" H x 30 1/2" W. Biography: Mayna Treanor Avent was the daughter of Thomas O. and Mary Andrews Treanor. She was born September 17, 1868 at Tulip Grove Mansion, across the Lebanon Pike in Nashville from Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Study at Cincinnati was followed by two years at the Academie Julien in Paris. In 1891 she married Frank Avent, a Murfreesboro attorney who later served as State Railroad Commissioner for many years. He died in 1941. Avent taught painting in Nashville for many years and exhibited throughout the US. She painted in Mass. and SC, as well as TN. She produced oil and watercolor paintings, occasional drawings, and wood block prints in the Japanese manner. She was a member of the Nashville Studio Club, the Nashville Artists Guild, and the Centennial club, which in 1951 held a retrospective of her 68 year artistic career. She spent her last 3 years with her son in Sewanee, TN, where she died on Jan. 2, 1959. (source: THE SOUTH ON PAPER: LINE, COLOR AND LIGHT, "The South on Paper: Line, Color and Light" by James C. Kelly, published by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 1985, p. 22). Condition: Overall good condition with craquelure. Two areas of repair, largest 4" x 5 1/2", visible en verso. Inpainted, cleaned, and varnished by Frances de Brun Brown, circa July 1984. (See original hand written note en verso). Minor scattered areas of exfoliation, paint loss, largest 1/4", top left quadrant.