John Dixon (ca. 1740-1791)

Date: 1771

John Dixon was a printer in Williamsburg and later in Richmond. He married Rosanna Hunter Royle.

Dimensions: 36 x 28 1/16 in. (91.44 x 71.28 cm.)

The subject sits in a wooden armchair. He wears a white coat and waistcoat. His right hand is on his hip. His left elbow rests on a green-covered table. He holds a small book in his left hand. A quill and inkstand rests on the table. Signed by the artist.

See: Carolyn J. Weekley, Painters and Paintings in the Early American South (2013), 296.

Family: Dixon
Location: Williamsburg
Decade: 1770s
Credits: Courtesy of the Valentine, V.75.255.