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LEWIS, Frederick Christian, the Elder (1779 - 1856), Painter, watercolourist, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LEWIS, Frederick Christian, the Elder (1779 - 1856), Painter, watercolourist, engraver

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1779, in London; died 1856, in Enfield.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver. Landscapes.

The brother of William and George Robert Lewis, Frederick Christian the Elder studied under the engraver Stadler and was a pupil at the Royal Academy School. Initially he did stipple engraving of portraits after Sir Thomas Lawrence, but he also engraved landscapes from nature. He exhibited watercolours at

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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