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Enoch Lloyd Branson (Tennessee, 1853-1925) oil on board pastoral scene of woman and child on path with sheep grazing in field and a cabin with smoke rising from chimney in the distance. Signed and dated, “L Branson 1920”, lower right. Original frame with label, en verso, “The Picture Framery, Mrs. EG Gagg, Knoxville, Tennessee”. Biography: Enoch Lloyd Branson (1853-1925) was an American artist best known for his portraits of Southern politicians and depictions of early East Tennessee history. One of the most influential figures in Knoxville’s early art circles, Branson received training at the National Academy of Design in the 1870s and subsequently toured the great art centers of Europe. After returning to Knoxville, he operated a portrait shop with photographer Frank McCrary. He was a mentor to fellow Knoxville artist Catherine Wiley and is credited with discovering 20th century portraitist Beauford Delaney. Sight: 15 5/8″ H x 19 5/8″ W. Frame: 18 1/2″ H x 22 1/2″ W. Provenance: Descendant of Branson family. More information to come. Condition: Surface grime. CONDITION: Surface grime.