National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #40
Subject/Title: Claiborne, (Maj.) Thomas
Artist: Earl, Ralph E. W.
Date Created:ca. 1825
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:42 x 37.5
Image Dimensions:29 x 25
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:6/3/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Frontal waist-length seated portrait of a man in formal dress with a blue jacket with buttons down both sides and a white shirt. He is seated in a red upholstered chair.
History:Purchased from Elder's Bookstore in Nashville in the original frame. Companion to Mrs. Thomas Claiborne.

Exhibited in Tennessee State Museum's "Portrait Painting in Tennessee," 1988

Notes:Sitter was the first leader of the Masonic Lodge in Nashville, TN. 
Permission to reproduce by request only.


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