GEORGE LEWIS.

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The same painting listed as Portrait of George Lewis, 1917, and George Lewis, seated full-length, in a garden, 1914, on different auction sites. I’ve opted for the title Portrait of George Lewis and the date 1917, as that is what is given on the Christie’s website.

“The sitter was the grandson of Sir George Lewis (1833-1911), a solicitor of unusual brilliance who extricated the Prince of Wales from the Tranby Croft baccarat scandal, and advised Whistler on his bankruptcy following the libel case he brought against Ruskin in 1878. He patronised many contemporary artists – Sargent and Alma-Tadema were clients, and Burne-Jones’s celebrated portrait of his daughter Katie was sold in these rooms on 14 June 2000, lot 20 (£240,000).” (Christie’s.)

  • Medium: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 790 x 1030 (0.81 m²).
  • History: dated 1917; auctioned by Sotheby’s, 7 Jun 1995; 12 Jun 2001; 23 May 2002; Christie’s, 14 Nov 2002.
  • Location: unknown.

 

 

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