Richard Norris Brooke (October 20, 1847 - April 25, 1920) was an American artist from who gained a reputation as a painter of African-Americans. He lived in Washington, DC, but was born and died in Warrenton, Virginia. He served as a U.S. consul to La Rochelle, France from 1877 to 1879. His best-known painting might be A Pastoral Visit which is known as a 19th century representation of African American culture.
His painting Furling The Flag was been used as cover artwork for the game Mason-Dixon: The Second American Civil War. This image shows dispirited Confederate soldiers at Appomattox Court House, during the surrender ceremony. Brooke painted it in 1872 while living at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia.