National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #33
Subject/Title: Dickinson, Jacob McGavock
Artist:Betts, Louis
Date Created:1931
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:47 x 35
Image Dimensions:40 x 29
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:5/27/2003
Condition:Excellent

Description:Seated waist-length three-quarter right profile of a middle-aged man in business attire. He is wearing a blue tie; his eyes are blue; and the background is a blue sky with clouds. He has a moustache and his hands are casually clasped on the right side of his lap.
History:
Notes:Sitter owned Belle Meade Plantation. He was also awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor as a civilian. Owner has correspondence pertaining to his position as an alternate for the U.S. Supreme Court. Sitter is owner's great grandfather.

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