The Charleston Collection: Paintings
Will Hession (American 20th C)
Robert Barnwell Rhett House
oil on canvas board
14 x 10 inches
signed lower right and dated '51
Inscription verso partially obscured by tape. Hession also worked in Louisville, Kentucky, and was a friend of Fontaine Talbot Fox III, famous for the Toonerville Trolley comic strip.
oil on canvas
unsigned, c. 1890
14 x 9 inches
The trees are in bloom as a young girl in a white dress appears on Church Street in this early unsigned painting. The street appears unpaved, and there are no sidewalks. Other Charlestonians can be seen farther down the street.
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