Lot 217
Claude Howell (NC, 1915-1997), Wrought Iron and Magnolia
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Ink and watercolor on paper, signed at lower right, inscribed at lower right "Wrought Iron and Magnolia," a note affixed to the framing reads "(Written on Reverse) / 'Wrought Iron and Magnolia 1952 No. 2026' / Commissioned from Claude Howell / Wilmington , N.C. 1952 / (gates at Burgwin-Wright House, ca. 1771)," matted and presented under glass within a burlwood frame.

Sight size 12.5 x 9.75 in.; Frame dimensions 20 x 16.5 in.

From an Important North Carolina Collection

Born in Wilmington, Howell received his early artistic training from an eccentric British transplant, Elisabeth Chant. He went on to seek further training during his travels to artist colonies in the Northeast, New York, and Paris. Through these travels, Howell learned to paint what he knew and loved - life along the Cape Fear.

Accompanying the lot is a booklet, Wilmington, North Carolina, published by The Social Service League in 1952, which features illustrations by Claude Howell to the front and back covers.

Soft cockling to sheet; light toning. Not examined out of the frame.

$500 - 1,000