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Joseph Delaney (Tennessee/New York, 1904 – 1991) European cityscape oil on canvas, depicting a nude female on horseback with a dog to her left posed in front of a Greek statue and fountain with the city in the background. Scene possibly inspired by Trevi fountain in Rome. Sight – 23 1/2" H x 29 1/2" W. Framed – 32 1/2" H x 36 1/4" W. Provenance: Oral history of the painting being a gift from Joseph Delaney. Recipient was told the inspiration for this painting came from a European postcard received from Joseph Delaney's brother, the artist Buford Delaney. Biography (Courtesy of Frederick C. Moffatt) – Joseph Delaney was born in Knoxville in 1904, the ninth of ten children born to a Methodist Minister. He and his older brother, Beauford, discovered their interest in art by drawing on Sunday School cards. In 1930, Joseph left Tennessee for New York where Beauford was also working as an artist, and enrolled in the Art Students League under the tutelage of Thomas Hart Benton and Alexander Brooke. The subject matter he found there, including the city's landmarks and its people, are the images for which he is best known. In 1986, Delaney returned to Knoxville to live and was artist-in-residence for the University of Tennessee Art Department until his death in 1991. Delaney's works are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, The Knoxville Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Condition: Overall very good condition. Appears to retain the original frame. A couple of minor flakes to canvas to right margin top and center.