John Custis
Original Author: Charles Bridges
Created: ca. 1735
Medium: Oil on canvas

John Custis

John Custis (1678–1749) is the subject of this eighteenth-century portrait by Charles Bridges. Custis, who created a magnificent garden in Williamsburg, is depicted with a cut tulip and a book titled Of the Tulip. In 1735, Bridges, an English artist, moved to Williamsburg and subsequently received commissions to paint a number of prominent Virginians. 

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