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First Presbyterian Church - Nashville, Tennessee
Portrait #596
Subject/Title:
Hill, John M.
Artist:Unknown
Date Created:circa 1833?
Owner/Location:First Presbyterian Church
Nashville, TN
Frame Dimensions:47 X 41
Image Dimensions:35 1/2 X 28 1/2
Materials/Media:oil on canvas
Date Documented:3/20/2005
Condition:Unknown

Description:Subject has white beard below mouth only and below ears trimmed to show part of collar which is surrounded by black tie, tucked around the collar. White shirt front shows below bow tie effect. Right hand is placed on staff of some kind - left hand resting on chair arm. Wearing small rimmed glasses--white shirt sleeve shows above left hand. Eyes are brown or hazel. Hair is grey. Faint impression of open window on left side of portrait.
History of Work:Plaque attached to portrait says "Deacon 1834-1844" "Elder 1844-1857"

This portrait of John M. Hill was presented to the church in 1914 by Mrs. John Hill Eakin, widow of John Hilll's nephew and namesake, John Hill Eakin.
Notes: When John Hill died in 1870, his bequest was the largest made to the church up to that time--the "John Hill Fund"--two funds of $10,000.00 each. A portion of the interest on one was to benefit retired ministers and their widows and the interest from the other account was to benefit the poor in his own church and any other poor in the city known to other ministers.

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