His life and works
A portrait of The Reverend James Dixon was painted by Charles Allen Du Val and exhibited in 1842. Its present whereabouts is unknown.
He was a Methodist minister, and chaired the 1841 Annual Methodist Conference, held that year in Manchester. His portrait would therefore presumably also have appeared in the group painting by Charles Allen Du Val of the Methodist Centenary.
He was “for many years one of the most eminent preachers in the Wesleyan Methodist Connexion, remarkable no less for the beauty and force of his personal character than for the brilliancy of his intellectual powers” (1).
(1) North Country Poets : Poems and Biographies of Natives or Residents of - Lancashire - by William Andrews (reprinted 2009) page 47.