The Hannahan Lot


Offered as a LOT of four pieces that complement each other, the price reflects a value added reduction for the purchase of the entire LOT. If you prefer one piece or pieces from the LOT, that is also possible please see them as individual product listings here in our catalog. Follow the links for more information

The Hannahan Lot

*Grayson Hannahan of Charleston
Josephine Sibley  Couper* 

signed by artist

Charcoal Drawing- 26×21″

circa 1930s
Original Simple Black  frame


for all four pieces of this LOT

Curator’s Choice


Curator Notes:  It is nearly unheard of to be able to purchase a work of Josephine Couper’s at this time

Lot comprises of 4 pieces




Born in Augusta, Georgia, Josephine Couper, also known as Mrs. B. King Couper, showed an early interest in art following an 1879 trip to Europe. She soon began with art lessons in a Charleston art school, but her interest in studying art led her to enroll at the Art Students League in New York. Beginning in 1888, she took classes with William Merritt Chase, Frank Vincent DuMond, and Kenyon Cox. In 1890, she went on a grand tour studying art of the old masters in Europe. In 1891, she married Butler King Couper of St. Simon’s, Georgia, and settled in Marietta. They moved to Spartanburg in 1900 where she raised her family and remained until 1918. She pursued her painting and gained recognition for her portraits.