National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1239
Subject/Title:
Beatty, The Rt. Reverend Troy
Artist:Webb, M.
Date Created:1967
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:33 3/4 x 27 1/2
Image Dimensions:27 1/2 x 21 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:20 April 2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Three-quarter length left profile of the subject seated in an armchair with his left hand resting on the arm and his right open and in his lap. His robe has white, bloused sleeves with black bands at the wrists and neck, and he has a violet embroidered stole and a gold cross around his neck. There is a ring with a purple stone on the ring-finger of his left hand. His head, with short brown hair and blue eyes, is facing three-quarter left and he is looking to the left of the viewer.
History of Work:Portrait is a copy of the orginal and was given to the current owner by her mother.
Notes:Subject was born November 12, 1866 in Tuscaloosa, AL, and ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. Troy Beatty was elected Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on May 7, 1919 and consecrated on September 18, 1919. He died April 23, 1922 in Nashville, TN and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, TN. He is the owner's paternal grandfather.

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