Cornelius Hankins (Mississippi/Tennessee, 1863-1946) oil on canvas still life painting depicting a copper pot still and a pewter water pitcher arranged on a tabletop with a red backdrop. Signed lower left. Housed in a hand carved wooden frame. Sight – 21 1/2" H x 17 3/4" W. Framed – 30 1/2" H x 26 1/2" W. Early 20th century. 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: Overall good condition with areas of craquelure, stretcher marks, surface grime. Slight buckling lower left of canvas. Natural age cracks, areas of loss to frame.
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