Lloyd Branson (American, Tennessee, 1861-1925) watercolor and pastel on board of a panoramic landscape with Indians. Depicting an Indian warrior in the left foreground, a second Indian wearing a buffalo hide and headdress to the right, and a teepee with billowing smoke in the center background. Signed lower left “Branson 1903.” Also signed lower right “Helen Branson ’05”. Helen Branson was Lloyd’s niece. Period frame with areas of red and gilt decoration. Sight: 5-5/8″ H x 20-1/2″ W, Frame: 7-1/2″ H x 22-1/4″ W. 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: Overall excellent condition. Appears to retain the original frame. Blacklighting did not indicate any inpainting or restoration.
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