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Grand Lodge of Tennessee - Free & Accepted Masons
Nashville, Tennessee
Portrait #525
Subject/Title:
Claiborne, Thomas
Artist: Cooper, Washington Bogart
Date Created: ca. mid 1800s
Owner/Location:Grand Lodge of TN Free & Accepted Masons
100 7th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37203
615-255-2625
Frame Dimensions:44 x 38
Image Dimensions:35 x 28
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:9/30/2004
Condition:Excellent

Description: Older man with greying collar-length hair parted in the middle holds a white gavel. Masonic vest with 11 stars and central medallion and left shoulder epaulette worn over dark suit and bow tie and white shirt.
History of Work: The artist, Washington Bogart Cooper, was commissioned to paint most of the Grand Masters, which explains the approximate date of Claiborne's portrait.

Restored in 2010 - Sponsor Hiram Lodge No. 7.
Notes: Masonic years 1813-1814 make this portrait subject the earliest in the collection.

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