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Grand Lodge of Tennessee - Free & Accepted Masons
Nashville, Tennessee
Portrait #517
Subject/Title:
Martin, William L.
Artist: Cooper, Washington Bogart
Date Created: mid 1800s
Owner/Location:Grand Lodge of TN Free & Accepted Masons
100 7th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37203
615-255-2625
Frame Dimensions:45.5 X 38
Image Dimensions:35.5. X 28
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:9/30/2004
Condition: Excellent

Description:Portly balding dark silver hair with very high exposed, round forehead. White goatee. Black and gold Masonic stole with 10 stars worn over dark suit and tie and white shirt. Right hand visible below circular medallion.
History of Work:

Restored in 2011 sponsored by the Corinthian Lodge No. 414.

The artist, Washington Bogart Cooper, was commissioned to paint most of the Grand Masters, which explains the approximate date of Claiborne's portrait.

Notes:Masonic years 1846-1847...Under glass.

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