Lloyd Branson (American/Tennessee, 1861-1925) large oil on canvas Classical painting, after the original painting by Friedrich Paul Thumann (Germany, 1834-1908) titled "Ancient Greek Man Painting a Vase". Depicting a seated male painting a Greek vase in an interior setting as female stands in the open door way gazing at his work with the sea visible in the background. Signed and dated on the lower left in the seat "Lloyd Branson Paul Thumann '93". Housed in a foliate carved gilt wood frame. Sight: 39 3/8" H x 29 3/8" W. Framed: 45" H x 35 1/4" W. Biography (courtesy 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.
Private Bristol, Tennessee collection.
Painting in overall very good condition with light grime. Frame with some slight wear and minor losses to the corners and outer edges.