Ida Jolly Crawley (North Carolina/District Of Columbia/Tennessee, 1867-1946) oil on canvas landscape of a forest stream, possibly a Tennessee scene. Signed lower right and dated 1904. Old, likely original giltwood molded frame. 14" x 17" sight, 20" x 22" framed. American, early 20th century. Biography: Born in Pond Creek, Tennessee, Ida Jolly Crawley was the daughter of Captain John Fred and Martha Phillips Crawley. After studying at the Corcoran Art School in Washington, D.C., she traveled throughout Europe and her oeuvre includes many continental subjects. Several of her paintings were exhibited in the 1910 Appalachian Expositions held in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1919, Crawley purchased a large residence in the city of Asheville, North Carolina. She established the home as the 'Ida Jolly Crawley Museum of Art and Archaeology,' though it was also known as the 'House of Pan.' There, Crawley exhibited her extensive collection of artifacts and artworks. (source: The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, SC). CONDITION: 1/3" slit upper left quadrant, 1/4" flake upper right quadrant, surrounded by a few scattered tiny inclusions; a few other scattered minute scratches and inclusions, some abrasions to paint along lower edge. Several scattered losses to edges of frame.
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