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John Frederick Lewis, RA, POWS,   British 1804-1876-   On the Terrace at...

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Lot 2

John Frederick Lewis, RA, POWS,
British 1804-1876-
On the Terrace at...

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

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Lot 2


John Frederick Lewis, RA, POWS,


British 1804-1876-


On the Terrace at Ischia, Italy;


pencil and watercolour heightened with white on grey paper, inscribed and dated 'Ischia. Aug 29' (lower centre), 24.5 x 34.5 cm.


Provenance: Lord Northwick sale, Sothebys, London, 5 July 1921, lot 150, as 'Ischia.'; Sir Rutherford Allcock.; Brigadier Sir Clinton Lewis.; Captain R. C. Lewis sale, Sothebys, London, 17 November 1983, lot 193.; where purchased by Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, no.46699.; where acquired in January 1985.; The Collection of Sir Nicholas Goodison.


Exhibited: London, Thomas Agnew & Sons, 112th Annual Exhibition of Watercolours, 1985, no.71.


Note: Lewis was in Italy 1838-40. He spent time on the islands of Ischia, Procida and Capri in the Gulf of Naples in August 1838, when the present work was conceived.


Photographs: © Christie's Images.

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