National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1666
Subject/Title:
Davis, Paul Maclin
Artist:Davis, Goode P.
Date Created:ca. 1950
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:38 x 32
Image Dimensions:29 x 23 1/2
Materials/Media:Oil on canvas
Date Documented:2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Waist-length portrait at the subject's desk. He is in a dark blue suit and vest, wearing a white shirt and red and blue necktie. He is holding eyeglasses and gazing slightly left of the viewer.
History of Work:Very similar to Portrait #973 of same subject by same artist. Some difference in color of suit, tie, and in book arrangements on the desk.
Notes:Subject born in Tullahoma, Tennessee on June 2, 1882. He was the son of Maclin Hezekiah Davis and Christina Lee Shoffner. He graduated from Webb School and Stanford University. He worked in Havana, Cuba after graduating from college. Later he settled in Nashville, Tennessee where he married Augusta Dickel Shwab. He was very active in the real estate, insurance and banking business, serving as President of First American Bank, where he served as President (and controlled) during the 20s, 30s,40s, and 50s. Subject died in 1969.

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