1st item: Attributed to Thomas Campbell (Tennessee, 1834-1914) oil on board mountain scene with two figures, signed "Quist" lower right. Sight: 3-5/8" H x 6-1/2" W, Framed: 4-3/4" H x 7-5/8" W. Biography: Thomas Campbell immigrated to the U.S. at age 19 and was originally ordained as a minister. After his wife's death in 1892, he retired and turned to art. He founded the art department at Maryville College in 1902 and headed it until his death. His paintings were exhibited regionally and won several prizes and medals. He was also active in the Nicholson Art League, and was a talented wood carver who produced picture frames and small pieces of furniture. Campbell mostly painted pastoral landscapes. His adopted daughter Elizabeth Quist "finished" many of his paintings after his death in 1914. 2nd item: Two (2) East Tennessee small oak splint carrying baskets in an old patinated surface, the larger basket with alternating curl folded weavers on the outer sides of the basket. Larger basket 7"H x 10"L, the smaller carrying basket, 5"H x 7"L. Early 20th century. Condition: 1st item: Scattered discoloration to varnish layer upper right quadrant. 2nd item: Larger carrying basket with losses to weavers on approximately half of the rim.
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