Frederick Christian Lewis (Biographical details)

Frederick Christian Lewis (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1779 - 1856)

Also known as

Lewis, Frederick Christian

Address

89 Queen Ann Street East, London (with G Lewis, 1806) 4 Salisbury Street, Strand, London (with G Lewis, 1806 or shortly thereafter) 9 Southampton Row, Paddington (1818; left between summer 1823- and summer 1824) 5 Great Newport Street, London (by summer 1824-1826) 12 Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place (in 1827) 53 Charlotte Street, Portland Place (in 1836); ?58 Charlotte Street, Portland Place 33 Charlotte Street, Portland Place (in 1838)

Biography

Printmaker, specialist in aquatint and reproducing drawings, 'Engraver of Drawings to the Queen'. Brother of G.R.Lewis, and father of J.F.Lewis, C.G. Lewis and F.C.Lewis jun. Worked initially for Ottley, and then for many years for Thomas Lawrence. Also a painter, exhibited at the RA. His son Charles George signed some proofs of their collaborations. He gave a group of his prints to the BM in 1836 (registered as S,9.)

The Salisbury street address appears on one plate from a set of six views after Varley, all dated February 1806, of which others have the Queen Ann street address and others still have the address erased, suggesting a move occurred at around that time.

Bibliography

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