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Blount Mansion Association - Knoxville, Tennessee


Portrait #899
Subject/Title:
Knox, Henry
Artist:Branson, Lloyd
Date Created:ca. 1911
Owner/Location:Blount Mansion
200 W. Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37901-1703
Frame Dimensions:34.75" x 19.75"
Image Dimensions:17.4" x 15.5"
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:8/27/2001
Condition:Good

Description:Frame is wood with gold paint. Knox is shown in military attire with epaulettes.
History of Work:The upper right-hand corner shows painted the words: "Gen. Henry Knox, 1750-1806 in whose honor Knoxville Tenn., is Named Painted by Lloyd Branson in 1911 from photo of painting from life. Boston."
Notes:When the United States Constitution was adopted in 1789, and George Washington was elected president, he appointed Henry Knox as his Secretary of War. In this position, Knox was William Blount's supervisor, since Knox was over all Superintendents of Indian Affairs in the territories, the post Blount held along with his governorship. The men did not get along and William Blount names the city of Knoxville after Henry Knox in the hopes of getting on his good side.

Permission to reproduce by request only.


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