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Tennessee still life oil on canvas titled, “The Most Prized and The Most Despised” by Mayme A. Freeman (Knoxville, TN, b. 1884). This work was awarded the silver medal in the Appalachian Exposition of 1910 held in Knoxville, Tennessee. The still life depicts an open bible atop other books, a candlestick, and a mouse nibbling on money. Signed and dated “Mayme A. Freeman 1910” lower middle right in image. Tag numbered “103” lower left. Housed in a dark wooden frame with mounted wooden plaque listing title and artist. This work is listed and illustrated in the scarce “Catalogue Fine Arts Section Appalachian Exposition” which accompanies this lot. Sight – 17 1/4″ H x 25 1/4″ W. Framed – 23 3/4″ H x 31 1/2″ W. Note: Mayme A. Freeman was listed in a Knoxville, TN 1904 U. S. City Directory under Artists. She was the niece of the famous Knoxville, TN artist Enoch Lloyd Branson (Tennessee, 1853-1925). Her mother was Susan E. Freeman (Branson) daughter of Enoch Branson, sister of Enoch Lloyd Branson. Provenance: Descendant of Branson family. CONDITION: Overall grime. Inpainting evident on currency background and a few scattered spots to canvas. Refer to blacklight photo.