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William Lewis American Miniature Painting of a Young Gent c1836


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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1331386

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A nicely limned portrait miniature painting on natural wafer. The sitter is a young gentleman with brown eyes and curly brown hair, attired in a black tie and jacket, white shirt, and yellow vest. The background is a pleasing bluish-gray. Set in a gilt metal case engraved on the reverse with "G.A.H." and the date 1836. The glazed aperture on the reverse contains a circlet of hair.

The sight size of the painting is 2 1/8" by 1 3/4". The painting is in excellent condition, with no cracks, bowing, or restoration. The case has some minor dents on the reverse, a not uncommon condition.

Biographical Note: William Lewis was born in Salem MA in 1788 and worked there until 1821, when he moved to Boston. He continued painting there until 1838, with intermittent trips to Rhode Island and back to Salem. Lewis exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum and at the Boston Mechanics' Association. The date of his death is not known. A number of his miniatures are displayed at the Essex Institute in Salem and the Rhode Island Historical Society in Providence.