John Lewis

John Lewis
Oil on Poplar
attributed to Francis Cezeron
(or Cicerong)
Probably Fredericksburg, VA
ca. 1810
Gift of Mrs. Inman Johnson
This oil-on-poplar painting, attributed to Francis Cezeron (or Cicerong), depicts John Lewis (1747-1825), the son of Fielding and Catharine Washington Lewis.

John Lewis showing full frameOn 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.