Francis Speight (NC/PA, 1896-1989), Tayloe House, North Carolina Lot 361

LOT 361
Seller's Estimate: USD 15,000 - 20,000

oil on canvas, signed and dated 1970 at lower left, inscribed Speight on the top stretcher, presented in the likely original gilt frame with linen liner.
SS 23.5 x 27.5 in.; DOA 31 x 35 in.
This painting depicts the Tayloe House in Bertie County beyond a field of peanut stacks. An almost identical painting dated 1971 and with a similar title, Tayloe House, is owned by the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC. The Cameron's painting is illustrated in The Privilege to Paint: The Lives of Francis Speight and Sarah Blakeslee by Maurice York. We wish to thank Barbour Strickland for his assistance in cataloguing this painting.
Acquired directly from the artist

Condition Report:
No apparent condition concerns.

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