Charles James Lewis RI ROI (1830-1892)

Artist Name Charles James Lewis RI ROI (1830-1892)
Title A Breezy Haymaking Day
Description An original British Impressionist oil by Charles James Lewis RI ROI (1830-1892). This painting is one of his best. It is a large oil on canvas depicting a haymaking scene in an open and expansive landscape in a stunning and fresh palette. A man harvests the field whilst a woman and a child rest and have a picnic. This is a fine example of a 19th century British Impressionist oil with good subject. The colouring of the landscape are particularly appealing.

Signed lower right C J Lewis June 1871
Provenance Original artists label verso with Cheyne Walk Chelsea address.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 30 x 20 inches
Frame Gallery frame 38 inches by 28 inches. Excellent condition.
Condition Excellent condition
Biography Charles James Lewis (1830-1892) was a popular and prolific painter of genre and domestic scenes. He often painted on a smaller scale depicting natural and attractive scenes featuring children as the focal point. Lewis was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy (1853-1890) and at the British Institute, the Society of British Artists, the New Watercolour Society, Grosvenor Gallery, and the New Gallery amongst others. He was elected a member of the RI in 1882.
 
Price £6500
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