National Society of Colonial Dames of
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Portrait #283
Subject/Title: Davis, John
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:unknown
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:44 x 37
Image Dimensions:34 x 28
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:12/8/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Older man with near shoulder-length white hair. Dressed formally, he holds a surveyor's compass in his left hand and a tripod/stand in his right.
History:Painted when the subject was living in Birmingham. The work has been cleaned
Notes:Subject built Devon Farm located off Hwy. 100 in Nashville, present site of Ensworth High School.

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