John Frederick Lewis, R.A.

Preferred Media: Painting
Born: 14 July 1804 in London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 15 August 1876
Nationality: British
Elected A.R.A: 31 Jan 1859
Elected R.A: 10 Mar 1865
Retired: 09 May 1876
Biography
Most sources state that Lewis was born in 1805. However, Kenneth Bendiner in his article on Lewis in the Dictionary of National Biography (2004) says that this is incorrect and that he was was born on 14th July 1804. This is also the date that is recored on his gravestone.
 
Works of Art: 172
Books: 4
Archives: 11
Works by

Turkish Kitchen   
Turkish Kitchen
John Frederick Lewis
  

Silk Khan, Brufsa   
Silk Khan, Brufsa
John Frederick Lewis
  

Reception Room of the Turkish...   
Reception Room of the Turkish...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A Captive Greek Girl   
A Captive Greek Girl
John Frederick Lewis
  

Mosques of St. Sophia and...   
Mosques of St. Sophia and...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A Bazaar   
A Bazaar
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Yeni Jami and St. Sophia...   
Yeni Jami and St. Sophia...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Fountain of the Gate of...   
Fountain of the Gate of...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Scutari   
Scutari
John Frederick Lewis
  

Café on the Bosphorus   
Café on the Bosphorus
John Frederick Lewis
  

Landscape with trees and a...   
Landscape with trees and a...
July 22 1830 (or 1836)
John Frederick Lewis
  

Landscape with trees   
Landscape with trees
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

A greyhound in profile   
A greyhound in profile
John Frederick Lewis
  

Juno the dog   
Juno the dog
1819
John Frederick Lewis
  

A donkey in a stable   
A donkey in a stable
John Frederick Lewis
  

A fox   
A fox
John Frederick Lewis
  

Head of a lion   
Head of a lion
John Frederick Lewis
  

Face of a lion   
Face of a lion
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Head of a donkey   
Head of a donkey
John Frederick Lewis
  

A sleeping tiger   
A sleeping tiger
John Frederick Lewis
  

A cow lying down   
A cow lying down
John Frederick Lewis
  

Three horses harnessed to a...   
Three horses harnessed to a...
by 1823
John Frederick Lewis
  

A cow lying down   
A cow lying down
John Frederick Lewis
  

Puma and pug at Exeter...   
Puma and pug at Exeter...
c. 1820
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

A sleeping lion   
A sleeping lion
c. 1818
John Frederick Lewis
  

Figures kneeling before a monk   
Figures kneeling before a monk
John Frederick Lewis
  

View of a Swiss valley   
View of a Swiss valley
John Frederick Lewis
  

Sketch for 'An Old Newfoundland...   
Sketch for 'An Old Newfoundland...
c. 1822
John Frederick Lewis
  

View at Lauterbrunnen in the...   
View at Lauterbrunnen in the...
September 17 1827
John Frederick Lewis
  

View of the Jungfrau mountain   
View of the Jungfrau mountain
September 17 1827
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

At the Old Exeter 'Change   
At the Old Exeter 'Change
John Frederick Lewis
  

The ruins of Hillesden Manor...   
The ruins of Hillesden Manor...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A view of Elstow Church,...   
A view of Elstow Church,...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A dead hare   
A dead hare
John Frederick Lewis
  

A horse viewed from the...   
A horse viewed from the...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Head of a bull (?)   
Head of a bull (?)
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Head of a dead sheep...   
Head of a dead sheep...
1822
John Frederick Lewis
  

A sleeping tiger   
A sleeping tiger
John Frederick Lewis
  

Head of a dead sheep   
Head of a dead sheep
John Frederick Lewis
  

A lion at the Exeter...   
A lion at the Exeter...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A gondola, Venice   
A gondola, Venice
probably 1827
John Frederick Lewis
  

A narrow street   
A narrow street
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

A sleeping lion   
A sleeping lion
John Frederick Lewis
  

A man sawing timber   
A man sawing timber
John Frederick Lewis
  

A man and a boy...   
A man and a boy...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A lioness   
A lioness
John Frederick Lewis
  

Nero at Exeter 'Change   
Nero at Exeter 'Change
John Frederick Lewis
  

Head of a lioness   
Head of a lioness
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Head of a cow   
Head of a cow
John Frederick Lewis
  

A chestnut horse with a...   
A chestnut horse with a...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A farm horse   
A farm horse
John Frederick Lewis
  

A cow and a calf...   
A cow and a calf...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Dead game - two hares...   
Dead game - two hares...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Boys fishing   
Boys fishing
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

A lion at the 'Old...   
A lion at the 'Old...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Three horses harnessed to a...   
Three horses harnessed to a...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Self-portrait of the artist as...   
Self-portrait of the artist as...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Head of a man in...   
Head of a man in...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Sheet of rough sketches including...   
Sheet of rough sketches including...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A woman seated in a...   
A woman seated in a...
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Figures at a roadside shrine   
Figures at a roadside shrine
probably c. 1828
John Frederick Lewis
  

Elderly woman seated in an...   
Elderly woman seated in an...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Fishwives at Newhaven, Edinburgh   
Fishwives at Newhaven, Edinburgh
John Frederick Lewis
  

Sketch of a boy   
Sketch of a boy
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait sketch of Charles George...   
Portrait sketch of Charles George...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A dinner party   
A dinner party
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Farm workers resting   
Farm workers resting
John Frederick Lewis
  

Self-portrait sketch   
Self-portrait sketch
John Frederick Lewis
  

A hunting scene in winter   
A hunting scene in winter
c. 1827
John Frederick Lewis
  

Beech tree, Windsor Forest   
Beech tree, Windsor Forest
1820s
John Frederick Lewis
  

A horse's head   
A horse's head
John Frederick Lewis
  

Venice   
Venice
1827
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Huntsmen with dogs   
Huntsmen with dogs
1820s
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait of a female member...   
Portrait of a female member...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Self-portrait sketch   
Self-portrait sketch
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait sketch of Edwin Landseer   
Portrait sketch of Edwin Landseer
John Frederick Lewis
  

J. F. Lewis by himself   
J. F. Lewis by himself
c. 1819
John Frederick Lewis
  

Three horses and a farm...   
Three horses and a farm...
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

A cow grazing   
A cow grazing
John Frederick Lewis
  

A sleeping child   
A sleeping child
John Frederick Lewis
  

A sleeping tiger   
A sleeping tiger
John Frederick Lewis
  

A huntsman with dead deer   
A huntsman with dead deer
John Frederick Lewis
  

A lioness at the Old...   
A lioness at the Old...
John Frederick Lewis
  

The cellars at 5 Great...   
The cellars at 5 Great...
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

The crypt at Elstow Church,...   
The crypt at Elstow Church,...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Horses ploughing at Kempston Hardwicke   
Horses ploughing at Kempston Hardwicke
c. 1820
John Frederick Lewis
  

Edwin Landseer's dog, Brutus Jnr.   
Edwin Landseer's dog, Brutus Jnr.
John Frederick Lewis
  

Windsor forest   
Windsor forest
John Frederick Lewis
  

Windsor Forest   
Windsor Forest
John Frederick Lewis
  

Scene with animals running and...   
Scene with animals running and...
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Three horses pulling a plough   
Three horses pulling a plough
c. 1820
John Frederick Lewis
  

Three horses harnessed to a...   
Three horses harnessed to a...
c. 1820
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait drawing of the artist's...   
Portrait drawing of the artist's...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Forest at Windsor   
Forest at Windsor
John Frederick Lewis
  

A bitch with her litter   
A bitch with her litter
John Frederick Lewis
  

The coast at Broadstairs, Kent   
The coast at Broadstairs, Kent
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

A donkey   
A donkey
John Frederick Lewis
  

A dead chamois   
A dead chamois
c. 1827
John Frederick Lewis
  

Head of a cat   
Head of a cat
John Frederick Lewis
  

Three horses ploughing   
Three horses ploughing
c. 1820
John Frederick Lewis
  

A Newfoundland Dog   
A Newfoundland Dog
c. 1823
John Frederick Lewis
  

Head and front legs of...   
Head and front legs of...
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

A wild boar   
A wild boar
John Frederick Lewis
  

A hunting scene   
A hunting scene
John Frederick Lewis
  

Two studies of the head...   
Two studies of the head...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Landscape with a country house   
Landscape with a country house
John Frederick Lewis
  

A man firing a gun   
A man firing a gun
John Frederick Lewis
  

Two studies of a dog's...   
Two studies of a dog's...
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

The cellars at 5, Great...   
The cellars at 5, Great...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A horse in harness   
A horse in harness
John Frederick Lewis
  

Head of a lioness   
Head of a lioness
John Frederick Lewis
  

Women standing next to wine...   
Women standing next to wine...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Feline lying on its side   
Feline lying on its side
John Frederick Lewis
  

Two views of a zebu...   
Two views of a zebu...
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Portrait sketch of Mrs Birch   
Portrait sketch of Mrs Birch
1824
John Frederick Lewis
  

Four male profiles   
Four male profiles
John Frederick Lewis
  

"Father at Southampton Row"   
"Father at Southampton Row"
1822
John Frederick Lewis
  

A donkey pulling a cart   
A donkey pulling a cart
John Frederick Lewis
  

Two Pointers in a landscape...   
Two Pointers in a landscape...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Earl Grey and his daughter...   
Earl Grey and his daughter...
c. 1827-8?
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Head and shoulders of a...   
Head and shoulders of a...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Kempston Hardwicke   
Kempston Hardwicke
John Frederick Lewis
  

Head of a lion   
Head of a lion
John Frederick Lewis
  

J.F. Lewis by himself on...   
J.F. Lewis by himself on...
1827
John Frederick Lewis
  

A standoff between two dogs   
A standoff between two dogs
John Frederick Lewis
  

Horses ploughing   
Horses ploughing
c. 1820
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

A snarling dog   
A snarling dog
John Frederick Lewis
  

Windsor Castle   
Windsor Castle
John Frederick Lewis
  

A group of three figures,...   
A group of three figures,...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Two horses pulling a plough,...   
Two horses pulling a plough,...
c. 1820
John Frederick Lewis
  

A cow viewed from the...   
A cow viewed from the...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Three horses harnessed to a...   
Three horses harnessed to a...
c. 1820
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Three horses in harness   
Three horses in harness
c. 1820
John Frederick Lewis
  

Uncle George and his Nephew...   
Uncle George and his Nephew...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait sketch of J. F....   
Portrait sketch of J. F....
John Frederick Lewis
  

Album of drawings by John...   
Album of drawings by John...
John Frederick Lewis
  

The Door of a Cafe...   
The Door of a Cafe...
1865
John Frederick Lewis
  

Study of a cow lying...   
Study of a cow lying...
John Frederick Lewis
  
 
Works after

Drawing after 'A Head Keeper,...   
Drawing after 'A Head Keeper,...
after 1826
Frederick Christian Lewis
  
Works associated with

The Council of the Royal...   
The Council of the Royal...
1876
Charles West Cope
  

John Frederick Lewis, R.A.   
John Frederick Lewis, R.A.
1823 - 26/12/1874
John Watkins
  

J F Lewis as a...   
J F Lewis as a...
Frederick Christian Lewis
  

Portrait sketch of J. F....   
Portrait sketch of J. F....
Frederick Christian Lewis
  

Self-portrait in profile   
Self-portrait in profile
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait of Frederick Christian Lewis...   
Portrait of Frederick Christian Lewis...
c. 1819
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Portrait sketch of the artist's...   
Portrait sketch of the artist's...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A young girl standing with...   
A young girl standing with...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait of a boy, probably...   
Portrait of a boy, probably...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Head of a boy in...   
Head of a boy in...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait sketch of a young...   
Portrait sketch of a young...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait sketch of the artist's...   
Portrait sketch of the artist's...
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Head of a young girl...   
Head of a young girl...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait sketch of a young...   
Portrait sketch of a young...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait sketch of 'Miss Heron'   
Portrait sketch of 'Miss Heron'
John Frederick Lewis
  

C. G. Lewis at his...   
C. G. Lewis at his...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Farm workers resting   
Farm workers resting
John Frederick Lewis
  

At Uncle Charles the Binder   
At Uncle Charles the Binder
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Profiles of three of the...   
Profiles of three of the...
1822
John Frederick Lewis
  

Portrait sketch of John Frederick...   
Portrait sketch of John Frederick...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Young child seen from the...   
Young child seen from the...
John Frederick Lewis
  

"At Uncle Charles's the Binder"   
"At Uncle Charles's the Binder"
John Frederick Lewis
  

Tracing of a ploughing scene   
Tracing of a ploughing scene
John Frederick Lewis
  

Bond Cabbell's Chapel at Paddington   
Bond Cabbell's Chapel at Paddington
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

Rural landscape - 'J.F. Lewis's...   
Rural landscape - 'J.F. Lewis's...
John Frederick Lewis
  

A harvest scene   
A harvest scene
John Frederick Lewis
  

An almoner at work   
An almoner at work
John Frederick Lewis
  

Uncle Charles the Bookbinder   
Uncle Charles the Bookbinder
John Frederick Lewis
  

Tom Morris at Kempston Hardwick   
Tom Morris at Kempston Hardwick
John Frederick Lewis
  

Figures in an interior -...   
Figures in an interior -...
John Frederick Lewis
  
 

A caricature drawing of a...   
A caricature drawing of a...
John Frederick Lewis
  

Kilburn Wells   
Kilburn Wells
John Frederick Lewis
  

Frame for John Frederick Lewis...   
Frame for John Frederick Lewis...
Unknown
  

Lewis, John Frederick, R.A.   Lewis's Sketches of Spain & Spanish Character, made during his Tour in that Country, in the years 1833-4. Drawn on Stone from his original Sketches entirely by himself. - London. (1836.)   
06/4748   
Lewis, John Frederick, R.A.   Lewis's Sketches and Drawings, of the Alhambra, made during a Residence in Granada, in the Years 1833-4. Drawn on Stone by J.D. Harding, R.J. Lane, A.R.A, W. Gauci & John F. Lewis. - London. (1835).   
06/1746   
Lewis's Illustrations of Constantinople made during a Residence in that City &c. in the Years 1835-6. Arranged and drawn on Stone from the original Sketches of Coke Smyth By John F. Lewis.   - London [1838]   
06/1132   
Lewis, Frederick Christian, Snr.   Imitations of Claude Lorraine, By F.C. Lewis, Engraved From The Drawings In The British Museum. Dedicated, By Permission, To His Majesty. - London 1837.   
05/889   
RAA/SEC/2/34/2    J.F. Lewis and Josh. J. Jenkins, Society of Painters in Water Colours, to th President and Council    16 Feb 1856    Item   
AND/21/59    F.C. Lewis, 12 Charlotte St., to Mr. MackDonald[sic], 25 Brydges St., Covent Garden    23 Jul 1828    Item   
JU/12/187    J. F. Lewis [to an unidentified recipient]    04 Aug 1836    Item   
GS/5    Members and visitors book    1842-1856    Item   
RAA/LIB/4/1    Members' methods of procedure    1876    Item   
RAA/SEC/1/144    Letter from J. F. Lewis, Walton on Thames, to David Roberts, RA    19 Jul 1859    Item   
GRI/6/3    Petition for abolition of Royal Academy rule regarding glazed works for exhibition    [1874]    Item   
GRI/6/2    Petition for abolition of Royal Academy rule regarding glazed works for exhibition    [1874]    Item   
RAA/SEC/4/83    Correspondence from John Frederick Lewis, RA    1873    Sub-series   
236/46/19    W.P. Frith, 7 Pembridge Villas, Bayswater, to T. Miller    11 Mar 1865    Item   
236/6    J.F. Lewis, RA and J. & Wm. Vokins    1855-1861    Series