National Society of Colonial Dames of
America in Tennessee















Portrait #1667
Subject/Title:
Murfree, Matthias Brickell IV
Artist:Davis, Goode P.
Date Created:1983
Owner/Location:Private Collection
Frame Dimensions:21 1/2 x 17 1/2
Image Dimensions:13 1/4 x 9
Materials/Media:Pencil on paper
Date Documented:2008
Condition:Excellent

Description:Pencil on paper drawing made by artist of child's face before artist actually painted a three-quarter length portrait. Unusual today because artists generally take pictures to use for portraits. Hard for the subject, particularly since it involved many sittings.
History of Work:Goode P. Davis also painted the portrait of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that hangs at Hyde Park.

This portrait commissioned by subject's parents.
Notes:Subject is a graduate of Rhodes College and Vanderbilt University Law School. Subject currently practices law in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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