DELIGHTFUL RIVER LANDSCAPE, WATERCOLOUR BY E.D. LEWIS

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Scenic view of river with figures

Artist:
The painting is signed "E. Lewis" for Edmund Darch Lewis (1835 - 1910), a listed American artist. Lewis was born in Philadelphia in 1835. He studied from 1850 to 1855 under the direction of Paul Weber.Lewis exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for many years beginning in 1854 and later at the National Academy of Design in New York and the Boston Athenaeum. He was elected an Associate of the Pennsylvania Academy in 1859. He became best known for his watercolor landscapes from The Philadelphia, New York, and New England areas and marines. His works were widely esteemed.

Age:
The painting is from

Medium:
Watercolour on paper.

Size without frame:
The picture is 24 cm /9,4 inches high and 54 cm /21,2 inches wide.
The passe-partout is 7 cm /2,7 inches wide. The frame itself is 3 cm /1,1 inch wide.

Auction record:
A painting by Edmund Darch Lewis was sold at Sotheby's, New York on the 24th of May 2006 for $ 50,000.

Description:
On offer is a delightful late 19th century watercolour depicting a scenic country landscape with a calm river crossing the foreground of the composition. The scene is animated by figures of anglers in a rowboat, a peasant woman and a child walking a path along the grassy river bank and some figures passing a bridge in the background. The artist employed a very precise, delicate and smooth brushstrokes and a nuanced palette of colours to reflect the simple, unpretentious beauty of the scenery.

Condition:
The painting is in an almost perfect condition but with a slight age toning of the varnish. The colours would benefit from a cleaning of the surface. You can hang it as it is. The nice moulded giltwood frame is in a fair condition but with cuts and scratches.

We recommend a light restoration
For further information see our restoration listings in our eBay store Authentication:
Credentials:
MA in History of Art University of Copenhagen 2004
Expert in:
Dutch Art 17th century
German Art 19th � 20th century
American Art 19th � 20th century
Scandinavian Art 19th � 20th century
French Art 19th century
Former Employees:
Museums:
The National Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, the Department of Conservation.
The Royal Cast Collection, Copenhagen, Denmark
Other:
The Cathedral of Roskilde, Denmark

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