Portrait Profile of a Young Man

Attributed to Francis Cezeron (1747-1828), Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

c. 1800-1810

Oil on poplar panel in a period molded gilt frame

9 1/8" x 7"


Old label on the reverse reads “Portrait of Dr. Wm. F. Houston Painted by M. Quay, a friend & companion of Robert Burns to Martha Houston Greene niece of Wm. F. H. to Cornelia B. Greene Wild her daughter”.  William Frederick Houston (1787-1838) received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1809.  He practiced medicine in Columbia, Lancaster County, kept a drug store and published a newspaper.  In 1826 he abandoned his practice and entered the ministry.