Lloyd Branson (American, Tennessee, 1861-1925) watercolor and pastel on paper painting, an autumn landscape scene of sheep in a meadow with stream and boulders in foreground. Signed “Branson” lower right. Likely original mahogany veneered frame. Framed: 10 1/2″ H x 16 1/2″ W. Sight: 5 3/8″ H x 11 1/2″ W. Biography: Enoch Lloyd Branson was best known for his Southern portraits and depictions of East Tennessee history. He traveled 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. Provenance: Descendant of W. T. Lay, Knoxville, TN, patron of Lloyd Branson. Condition: Overall very good condition. Some toning to paper. Condition: Overall very good condition. Some toning to paper.
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