Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas laid on Masonite, signed and dated at lower left "Francis Speight '50," presented in a frame chosen by Speight (not originally for this painting and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts label does not relate to the painting).
SS 29.75 x 35.75 in.; DOA 36 x 41.5 in.
This painting was awarded Honorable Mention at the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibition in 1951
1974 Retrospective Exhibition - "Manayunk and Other Places: Paintings and Drawings by Francis Speight," Pennsylvania State Museum of Art, University Park
Exhibited in several one-man shows and in annual exhibitions, including the Annual Exhibition of American Painting at Youngstown, OH circa 1952.
Accompanied by a letter penned by Speight on 29 November 1961, detailing the history and composition of this painting. It is also accompanied by an archive of letters referencing this painting.
The painting was laid on Masonite in 1974 by William Hull, director of The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art.
$15,000 - 20,000