Lloyd Branson (American, TN, 1861-1925) watercolor depicting a Knoxville cityscape at dusk with trolley travelling forward from a vanishing point in the distance. Retains the original McCrary and Branson frame and McCrary and Branson labels on back of watercolor. Signed lower right corner: L Branson. Sight – 9″ H x 14 3/4″ W. Framed – 19 1/2″ H x 25 1/2″ 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: Paper with toning and matt burns to edges. Abrasions and wear to frame.
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