Lot 219
Claude Howell (NC, 1915-1997), Still Life with Blue Bottle
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas, 1956, signed and dated at lower left, inscribed to verso and numbered 2255, presented in the original frame.

Stretcher size 36 x 24 in.; Frame dimensions 37 x 25 1/4 in.

Private Art Collection, Wilmington, North Carolina

Purchased from St. John's Museum of Art (present-day Cameron Art Museum), Wilmington, North Carolina, circa 1974

Born in Wilmington, North Carolina, 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.

Lightly cleaned; scattered retouch visible under UV light; varnish administered to stabilize the paint surface. Restoration report available.

$10,000 - 20,000