Love's Labour's Lost, Act V, Scene 2 " /> Charles James Lewis, R.I., R.O.I. (1830-1892) |
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    Sale 7437

    Victorian and Traditonalist Pictures

    15 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 38

    Charles James Lewis, R.I., R.O.I. (1830-1892)

    A Woodland Ramble "When daisies pied and violets blue And Lady-smocks all silver white, and cuckoo buds of yellow hue" - William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, Act V, Scene 2

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    Charles James Lewis, R.I., R.O.I. (1830-1892)
    A Woodland Ramble "When daisies pied and violets blue And Lady-smocks all silver white, and cuckoo buds of yellow hue" - William Shakespeare, Love's Labour's Lost, Act V, Scene 2
    signed and dated 'C.J.Lewis 1867' (lower right) and further signed and inscribed 'A Woodland Glade When daisy pied and violets blue And lady-smocks all sliver white And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue' C.J. Lewis Cheyne House' (on a label on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    27½ x 45½ in. (69.8 x 115.6 cm.)


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    The Art Journal wrote of this picture: 'A Woodland Ramble' (454), by C.J. Lewis, is, in its way, a marvel, after the artist's familiar manner: the details include primroses, bluebells, a squirel, &c., all on the confines of a wood; the pictorial difficulty involved is surmounted adroitly.

    Lewis was immensely popular in his day. Despite living at Cheyne House, on Cheyne Walk in Chelsea, he made regular forays to the country to paint landscape and rustic genre. He regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy to critical acclaim, often appending his pictures with lines from Shakespeare, Tennyson and Gray.

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    Literature

    Art Journal, 1869, p. 200.


    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy, 1869, no. 454.