NELL BLAINE (VIRGINIA, 1922-1996) LANDSCAPE PAINTING, watercolor on paper, verdant depiction of sun-dappled summer woods by a gray sidewalk or path, pencil signed and dated "7/61" lower left, photocopy of old labels attached verso, including a 1961 label for the Washburn Gallery in New York giving title of work as "Green, Sunlight". Housed under glass in a modern frame. 1961. 9" x 12" sight, 16 5/8" x 19 3/8" OA.
Painting in excellent visual condition. Not examined out of frame.
Provenance: Property of a Virginia lady.
Ex-collection of Benjamin Franklin Garber of Harrisonburg, VA and New York, NY.
Catalogue Note: Born in Richmond, Virginia, Nell Blaine (1922-1996) studied at the Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) and with Will Barnett at the Art Students League in New York. Recognized as an abstract artist early in her career, Blaine shifted her focus in later years to more representational work. She exhibited widely and frequently in her lifetime, and her work is represented today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, among many others.