Mayna Treanor Avent (Tennessee, 1865-1959) Impressionist oil on canvas painting laid to board depicting a worm's eye view of a Tennessee landscape, with a wildflower lined path leading to mountains in the background. Signed lower right "Mayna T Avent". Housed in a wide molded giltwood frame with Lyzon framing label en verso. 15 1/2" x 18 1/2" sight, 21" x 24" framed. American, late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: A Nashville, Tennessee estate. Biography: 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). CONDITION: Overall craquelure, some rubbing to paint around top center and lower right edges next to frame. Slightly flattened impasto.
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