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Oil on board landscape painting by Enoch Lloyd Branson (American, 1853-1925) depicting daybreak on an East Tennessee farm, with boy driving oxen down a country lane and two other field hands at work. Signed and dated "92" lower right. Overall excellent condition with surface grime. Sight – 36 3/8" x 43 1/2", Framed – 43 3/4" x 51". Provenance: Fleury estate of Knoxville, Tennessee. This painting was given to Matthew G. Thomas in 1923 by the officers of Appalachian Mills when he retired. It was later given to his daughter, Mary Thomas Fleury, by mother, Anne H. Thomas. Biography: Enoch Lloyd Branson (1853¨ß1925) 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.