Elizabeth O'Neill Verner (South Carolina, 1883-1979), "Old Tavern (Pink House), Charleston," etching on paper, numbered 46/80, street scene depicting figures in front of the historic Pink House. The circa 1700 pink Bermuda stone building is one of the oldest in South Carolina and is the second oldest residence in Charleston; it was used as a tavern for many years and in the 1930s housed the studio of artist Alice R. Huger Smith. Titled, in pencil, lower left below plate, signed "Elizabeth O'Neill Verner" and numbered, in pencil, lower right below plate. Hinged mounted and housed in an off white mat. Plate – 7" H x 5" W. Sheet – 10" H x 7 3/4" W. Sight – 7 7/8" H x 5 1/2" W. Mat – 16 3/4" H x 11 1/2" W. American, second quarter 20th century. Note: proceeds from the sale of this lot benefit St. Luke's Community House, Nashville. CONDITION: Overall good condition with toning/acid burn to mat and area surrounding image. Scuffs, pencil inscriptions to lower margin of sheet (does not affect image). Minute tears, areas of loss, largest 1/8", top left and right of sheet.
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