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John Singer Sargent painted the portrait of Sir George Lewis, a powerful solicitor of London, in 1896. The artist also portrayed Lady Lewis in the painting entitled Mrs. George Lewis (Elizabeth Eberstadt). This was a significant period for Sargent’s portrait production, as he became famous for this style of working and had many influential patrons, like Sir George Lewis.
The artist caught the attention of the critics early in his career and even achieved an Honorable Mention by the Paris Salon of 1879 for the portrait of his teacher Carolus-Duran. As a young man, Sargent flunked from school, but his parents encouraged him to learn from different environments, like art museums. He eventually became successful in various areas, like literature, music, and especially art, as well as learning multiple languages. Sargent was influenced by the past masters of painting, especially of the Baroque period. He traveled through Europe to study artists like El Greco and Diego Velazquez in depth.
While in Paris, Duran taught Sargent how to bend the strict classic rules of the academies and trust in his intuition. This opened a new horizon for the artist, and he began to experiment with a more modern approach to painting. After developing a friendship with Claude Oscar Monet, he learned to work en plein air – an Impressionistic approach to landscape painting. Even though the painter was taking a new direction in his work, Sargent continued painting many commissioned oil portraits all over Europe and the United States of America. After the turn of the century, the artist was tired of dedicating all of his productive time for commissioned portraits and decided to head in a different direction in his career.
The painting Sir George Lewis shows a man in a dominant posture, looking straight into the viewer’s eyes. With a dark background, Sargent used a dramatic lighting – a Baroque influence. The sitter has gray hair and wears an expensive suit with a red detail and a gold pin in the middle, as well as a luxurious fur coat. The attention to detail is impressive, and the textures were painted in a realistic manner. The background is simple and has no complementing elements, highlighting the importance of the sitter. Sargent achieved a beautiful harmony when blending modern and traditional painting, something that pleased the critic of the time.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Sir George Lewis, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Sir George Lewis that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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