Lloyd Branson (American, TN, 1861-1925) watercolor and pastel on paper depicting a Springtime landscape. Signed lower right corner "Branson" and dated "190-". Sight: 10" H x 30" W, Framed: 17-1/4" H x 36-1/4" W. Biography (courtesy of James A. Hoobler, Tennessee State Museum): 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. Condition: Paper laid down on board with old adhesive visible to margins. Matte burn and foxing to margins with additional foxing to left side. Top left corner of board missing, not affecting the painting.
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