Lot 217
Francis Speight (American, 1896-1989), Sketch for Lyceum Ave.
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Graphite on paper, monogrammed and inscribed at lower right, matted and framed under glass.

Sight size 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.; Frame dimensions 15 1/4 x 17 5/8 in.

Private Collection, Pennsylvania

Taggart, Jorgensen & Putman, Washington, D.C.

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.

Minor smudging to sheet; not examined out of the frame.

$400 - 800