Tennessee mountain landscape by Mayna Treanor Avent (1865-1959), watercolor on paper, signed lower left corner. Inscription en verso: "To be sent [or lent] to the Museum of Art on West End Avenue" (a likely reference to the old Nashville Museum of Art, whose collection is now housed at The Parthenon). Unframed. 10 3/4" H x 14 1/2" W. Early 20th century. Mayna Treanor Avent was born at Tulip Grove Mansion (across from the Hermitage), studied in Cincinnati and at the Julian Academy in Paris. Her work is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute's National Portrait Gallery, The White House, and The Tennessee State Museum, Nashville. Her cabin studio was in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Source: James C. Kelley, "The South on Paper: Line, Color and Light" and The Tennessee Historical Quarterly, Winter 1987. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Unframed. Staining to top edge and upper right edge from adhesive formerly on back.
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