"HUME FOGG HIGH SCHOOL" (Nashville, Tennessee, ca. 1914) by ELLA SOPHONISBA HERGESHEIMER (American, 1873 - 1943)
ELLA SOPHONISBA HERGESHEIMER
(American, 1873 – 1943)
Oil on board, 11 x 13 ½ inches (board), 17 ½ x 20 inches (frame), signed lower left, 22k gold leaf hand-carved frame that appears to be period, Vose Gallery label verso.
(“Hume Fogg High School around 1914, prior to the east wing being built,” see Hoobler, A Guide to Historic Nashville, Tennessee, The history Press, Charleston, S. C., 2008, page 60.)
The painting is extremely rare and important in that it is an early image of a Tennessee historic landmark, rendered through a fine art medium, by a very important Tennessee artist.
Comprehensive biographical information available on request.