Three-quarter length seated portrait of Edward Johnson (1767-1829). He is portrayed as a man with short wavy gray hair, with one lock brushed over forehead. He wears black coat, pants, and vest over a white shirt. He props his proper right elbow and arm on a table covered with a green cloth. Johnson was a lifelong Marylander and longtime brewery owner. He served as mayor of Baltimore during the War of 1812, as well as four terms in office (1808-1816, 1819-1820, 1822-1824).