Lithograph of the Citadel Charleston, South Carolina
Julia Homer Wilson (1910-2001) was born in Georgia, but after moving to Charleston, South Carolina, in the 1940's she became known for her beautiful watercolors of local scenes and buildings. This lithographed print of her original watercolor drawing, done in pretty pastels, depicts the wrought iron gate leading to the grounds and buildings of the Citadel, the famous military college in Charleston. The amount of detail the artist included is impressive.
The print is mounted in a gold wood frame, with a double cut mat; the outer mat is off-white and textured, the inner mat a narrow line of dark blue. The framed measurements are 19 1/4 inches by 15 3/4 inches and the artwork weighs 3 3/4 pounds. The label on the back indicates that the framing was done in Charleston by P. & M. Custom Framing; the company is no longer in business and their building has been demolished. The dust paper on the back is intact, with a hanging wire in place and "The Citadel" written in pencil. The artist signed it in the plate, lower left. It's in excellent condition, with no damage to the glass, mat or print itself and a few tiny nicks to the left side of the frame. It's such a pretty and elegant artwork for any room.
>>Julia Homer Wilson studied at the Cochran School of Art in Washington, D. C. and at the Slade School of Art in London. She also studied under Oskar Kokoschka in Salzburg, Austria and attended the Academy of Fine Art in Perugia, Italy. Later, she trained with Robert Brackman (1898–1980), a noted portraitist and teacher who instructed Ms. Wilson at the Madison Connecticut Art School in New England.