William Steene (American, 1888-1965), Portrait of My Wife
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed at lower right, retaining an exhibition label to the verso, presented in the likely original frame.
SS 29.5 x 24.25 in.; DOA 37 x 31.5 in.
William Steene painted portraits of many well-known North Carolinians. He and his wife seasoned in both Tryon and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 1930, he was commissioned to paint a large history painting titled The Baptism of Virginia Dare for the Legislative Building in Raleigh. Exhibited: Atlanta, Georgia, 8th Southeastern Annual Exhibition, High Museum of Art, 1953
Minor cracks and some minor nicks to frame.