Portrait of W.G. Brownlow
- Creator: George W. Dury (1817-1894)
- Title: Portrait of W.G. Brownlow
- Date: 1866
- Description: This painting is a full-length portrait of William G. Brownlow standing in front of a red chair while gesturing toward the United States flag.
- Historical Note: During the Civil War, professional artists dependent upon wealthy patrons risked losing business as a result of partisan attitudes. Some left Tennessee, moving either North or further South to avoid having to take sides publicly.Those who stayed carefully toed the line of neutrality, like painter-photographer George Dury, who painted figures from both sides of the war. The Reconstruction Legislature also funded the bust-length portrait of President Abraham Lincoln. Dury was paid $1,000 for the portrait of Brownlow and $225 for the portrait of Lincoln. Both portraits hung in the Tennessee State Capitol. During the Civil War period, Dury also painted Jefferson Davis, Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard [CSA], Gen. William Rosecrans [USA], Gen. George Thomas [USA], and Andrew Johnson.
- Institution: Tennessee State Museum
- Publisher: Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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