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James Wiley Wallace (Tennessee, 1852-1921) oil on board pastoral landscape depicting sheep at rest on a hillside; sunlight streaming through a grove of trees in the background. Signed J.W. Wallace lower right and dated 1903(sp?). Retains the original carved giltwood frame. 14 1/4" H x 17 1/2" W sight, 20 1/4" H x 23 1/2" W framed. Circa 1903. Provenance – James Wiley Wallace played a prominent role in Knoxville's artistic and civic scenes at the turn of the 20th century. He had no fewer than 16 original works exhibited at the 1910 Appalachian Exposition of Fine Art in Knoxville in addition to 7 monotypes. In addition to being an artist who depicted rural life and regional history, he served as editor and chief of the Knoxville Daily Tribune from 1880-1887. An interesting 1882 Harrisburg, PA newspaper article references a street encounter between William Rull, editor of the Republican "Chronicle" and Wallace, editor of the Democratic "Tribune". The altercation stemmed from a derogatory article Rull wrote about Wallace. Rull struck Wallace and Wallace responded by drawing a revolver and firing at Rull, missing him. Ironically, Wallace later served as a justice of the peace in the mid 1890s. CONDITION: Very good condition overall, minor surface grime revealed by blacklight, primarily in upper left hand corner.