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City of Knoxville - Mayor's Office - Knoxville, Tennessee

Portrait #1371
Subject/Title:
Brookes, Captain John M.
Artist:Thompson, C. Mortimer
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:City of Knoxville
Mayor's Office

Knoxville, TN 37902
Frame Dimensions:29 1/2 w 35 1/2
Image Dimensions:22 x 27
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:15 May 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Near waist-length portrait with subject facing slightly right and looking directly at the viewer. His reddish hair seems to be greying on top and in portions of his full beard and moustache. He is wearing a dark coat and vest, white stand-up collared shirt and dark, soft bow tie. His name and mayoral dates are painted at the bottom of the portrait.
History of Work:
Notes:Mayor 1908-1909; Lived 1840-1921, One of the most highly esteemed citizens of Knoxville; veteran of the Confederate Army; Insurance business; elected mayor in 1908 and gave two years of excellent service to the city; buried at Old Gray Cemetery.

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