Lot 50
A Pair of Identified North Carolina Portraits, Permillas Arten Lee and Hautence Thornton Lee
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, the portrait of Mrs. Lee signed "Martha Adams / Jan. 1945," the portrait of Mr. Lee signed "M. Adams '45" and inscribed "Permillas Arten Lee / Dunn, N.C." to the verso, presented in matching period frames.

Frame dimensions 25 3/4 x 22 in.

Permillas Arten Lee (1880-1955) was born in Johnson County and graduated from Poplar Grove High School. He went on to study pharmacy at UNC-Chapel Hill. He married Hautence Thornton (1888-1957), of Harnett County, in 1909. P. A. Lee was a mayor of Dunn, a State Senator, and a president of the North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association.

Minor rubbing to frame; else in good estate condition.