Robert Brenham Thomas graduated from West Point in the class of 1852. He resigned within four years and during the Civil War he rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the Florida Militia of the Confederate Army. He was briefly City Clerk of Tampa, FA, where he married Mary E. Ferris. After her death he married first, Sarah McKay and later, Fannie Givens. He became a bank clerk in New Orleans, agent of the Cedar Key, Tampa and Key West Steamship Company and finally a Customs Inspector. 1 He was born in Kentucky on 20 November 1826, died on 25 January 1901 in Tampa, Florida, and was buried at Oaklawn Cemetery.
It was not, as far as is known, exhibited in Whistler's lifetime.
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