Lewis, William - group of four portraits
None of the four following portraits are signed, but stylistically, they all appear to be painted by the same artist. To be able to more readily compare the styles, they are shown here together. As such, they have all been attributed to William Lewis (1788-?). It therefore appears that any correction of the attribution, would apply to all four portraits.
William Lewis painted portraits and miniatures in Salem, Boston, and Rhode Island. His distinctive work often shows his subjects' heads placed high on the ivory, having a faint smile, gently hooked noses, and unfinished ears; the backgrounds are often painted light green or a neutral shade.
These characteristics seem to apply here. 852g
Posted by Don Shelton at 3:28 PM