Lloyd Branson (Tennessee, 1861-1925) panoramic oil on cardstock fall landscape painting depicting a rock lined stream flanked by fall trees foreground and a meadow with trees and mountains visible background. Signed lower right "Branson". Housed in a gilt carved frame with oak leaf and anthemion decoration. Sight – 5 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W. Framed – 12" H x 19" W. Early 20th century. Biography: Enoch Lloyd Branson was best known for his Southern portraits and depictions of East Tennessee history. He moved to New York in 1873 to study at the National Academy of Design, where he won a first prize in 1875. In a partnership with Frank McCrary from 1885 to 1903, Branson became a leader in the East Tennessee arts community. He was a mentor to Catherine Wiley and is credited with discovering Beauford Delaney. (Research courtesy of James A. Hoobler, Tennessee State Museum). CONDITION: A couple of pin prick losses, one to right sky area and one to right side tree area. Frame with repaired break to upper right and lower right frame edges and minor scattered losses to gilt, including lower underside edge.
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