Oil on Poplar
attributed to Francis Cezeron
Probably Fredericksburg, VA
Gift of Mrs. Inman Johnson
1964 This oil-on-poplar painting, attributed to Francis Cezeron (or Cicerong), depicts John Lewis (1747-1825), the son of Fielding and Catharine Washington Lewis.
On June 9, 1810, Francis Cezeron announced in the Virginia Herald that he planned to spend one week in Fredericksburg, and his price for painting portraits was "Gentleman 10 Dollars, richly framed; and Twelve Dollars for Ladies equally framed."
The portrait measures 8-3/16" x 6-3/4" not including the frame.