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Edmund Darch Lewis
“Watering the Cattle”

1881

$12,500

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Oil on canvas painting by the American artist, Edmund Darch Lewis. Signed lower right and dated, 1891. Several small punctures which will be professionaly restored. Inline canvas with original wood, gesso and gold leaf frame in fine condition. Overall size framed 28 by 38 inches. Edmund Darch Lewis Dates: (1835 - 1910) Nationality: American Biography: Edmund Darch Lewis was born in Philadelphia, the son of a prominent businessman. According to family tradition he was educated at a private school and studied painting with the German-born landscapist Paul Weber (1823–1916). He first exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1854, where he was elected an associate in 1859 and a full academician in 1862. He also exhibited at the Boston Athenaeum from 1858 to 1869, and the National Academy of Design in New York in 1860. Lewis never married and lived a comfortable existence with his parents up to the age of fifty. The large, detailed, and romantic landscapes that he painted between 1860 and 1876 reflect the influence of his famous contemporaries Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900) and Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902). Lewis was a prolific artist whose views of Pennsylvania, New York, and New England were avidly collected by Philadelphia art patrons, and by the early 1880s he had amassed a fortune. Lewis devoted the last thirty years of his life to amassing a huge collection of fine and decorative arts that he displayed in his sumptuously furnished townhouse on 526 South 22nd Street. He lost interest in oil painting and the quality of his work in that medium declined noticeably. Lewis’s late work consists primarily of watercolors that he painted for his own pleasure. Many of these represent the popular resorts Cape May and Atlantic City. Lewis died in Philadelphia. Reference: Michael Schantz, Edmund Darch Lewis, 1835-1910 [exh. cat., Woodmere Museum of Art] (Philadelphia, 1985).

Details

  • Creator
    Edmund Darch Lewis (1835-1910, American)
  • Creation Year
    1881
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Fair condition. Unlined canvas. Original frame. Several tiny punctures in sky left and one in tree left. Slight loss of paint in water 2 inches above signature. Paint is very stable.
  • Gallery Location
    Southampton, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1412561981

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