James Johnston

Artist: Unknown
Date: ca. 1750-1755

Several men named James Johnston lived in Virginia and it is unclear from the MESDA records which James Johnston this portrait is supposed to represent. The MESDA records suggest a 1750s date.

Dimensions: 30 3/4 x 25 3/4 in. (78.12 x 65.41 cm.)

The subject wears a jacket over a dark waistcoat and is turned three-quarters to his right. He is inside a painted oval.

See: MESDA Database, S-9711

Family: Johnston
Location: Unknown
Decade: 1750s
Credits: Private collection, MESDA Object Database, record S-9711, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), Winston-Salem, NC.