Lot 231
Francis Speight (NC/PA, 1896-1989), Old Smoke-houses
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1974 at lower right, retaining the original handwritten label on the verso, presented in the original frame.

SS 21.5 x 27.5 in.; DOA 28 x 34 in.

Collection of Dr. Ramsdell, Greenville, NC. Purchased from the artist.

Collection of Dr. Ramsdell, Greenville, NC.

Dr. Ramsdell purchased this painting from Francis Speight in 1974.

Born in Bertie County, North Carolina in 1896, Francis Speight began his art studies at Meredith College in Raleigh. Following his lessons there, he then moved on to the Corcoran in Washington, D.C. where he viewed an exhibition of Daniel Garber's work and was inspired to enroll at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art where Garber was an instructor. Speight attended PAFA from 1920-1925. He then served as an instructor at the academy until 1961, when he moved back to eastern North Carolina.

Very good condition.

$15,000 - 20,000