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Title: Burnet Corwin Tuthill
Authors: Donahue, Thomas, 1948-2012
Keywords: Images;Art and Art History, Department of;oil painting
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Art Department, Rhodes College
Abstract: This is a portrait of Burnet Corwin Tuthill in black regalia, sitting and holding a sheet of music in his right hand. There is a clarinet in the background with a dark red-orange background. The portrait is framed in a decorative gold frame with a plaque in the bottom center that reads: “BERNET CORWIN TUTHILL / 1888-1982 / Lovingly known to generations of students as “Papa Tut,” he is indeed the “father” of / music at Rhodes. A teacher, conductor, choir leader, composer, convert virtuoso and a / founder of the National Association of Schools of Music, he was the college’s first / Director of Music, serving with distinction from 1935 until his retirement in 1959. / Dedicated October 11, 2003”. The artist’s signature “TOM DONAHUE ’04” is written in the lower left corner of the portrait.
Description: Artwork photographed and inventoried by the 2015 Summer Art Inventory team in the Visual Resources Center.
Appears in Collections:Rhodes College Collection of Art

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