Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1960 at lower right, presented in a period frame, retaining a museum exhibition label to the verso.
SS 21.25 x 29.5 in.; DOA 27.25 x 35.5 in.
Dr. Claibourne T. Smith, Jr., Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Private Collection, Pennsylvania
Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art, North Carolina Collects
, October 10-29, 1967
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.
Good estate condition.
$10,000 - 20,000