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Grand Lodge of Tennessee - Free & Accepted Masons
Nashville, Tennessee
Portrait #527
Subject/Title:
Tannehill, Wilkins
Artist: Cooper, Washington Bogart
Date Created: ca. 1850s
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 x 27
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:9/30/2004
Condition: Excellent

Description:White-haired clean-shaven man with ear-length sideburns seated in a red chair. Burgundy and gold Masonic stole with 11 stars and central medallion and right shoulder epaulette worn over dark suit, black tie, and white shirt. Scale of right hand suggests the subject was small in stature.
History of Work:

Signed "W. B. Cooper" in lower left. Restoration in 2010 sponsored by Tennessee Lodge of Research.

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

A copy is in the collection of the Nashville Public Library.

Notes: Masonic Grand Master years 1817-1818, 1820-1821, 1824, 1841-1842.

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