"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Meriwether Lewis


This 2008 bust of Meriwether Lewis by John A. Lanzalotti, M.D. stands in the Hall of Delegates in the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, VA.

Meriwether Lewis
Private secretary ot President Thomas Jefferson
Co-leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition
Governor of the Louisiana Territory
Presented by
Family and Friends Across America
The Locust Hill Graveyard Heritage FNDN
Home Front Chapter of the L&C Trial Heritage FNDN
John A. Lanzalotti, M.D., Sculptor, 2008

Charles Wilson Peale's 1807 portrait of Meriwether Lewis hangs in Independence Hall in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

An engraving by A. W. Elson & Co. of  Peale's portrait formed the frontispiece of Hosmer's 1904 edition of Lewis and Clarks' 1814 book, History of the expedition of Captains Lewis and Clark 

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