View of the Pantheon taken from the Arsenal, Paris

Thomas Girtin (1775 - 1802)
Frederick Christian Lewis (1779 - 1856)

Etching and aquatint

published 10 January 1803
  • About the work
    Country: Spain
    City: Madrid
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Frederick Christian Lewis senior was born in London; the son of a miniature painter. He was taught by his father and apprenticed to J. C. Stadler. In 1797 he entered the Royal Academy Schools. He married Elizabeth Exton and their children included painters John Frederick and Frederick Christian junior. He engraved Girtin’s illustrations to ‘Twenty of the Most Picturesque Views in Paris and its Environs’ (1803) and exhibited at the Royal Academy, British Institution, Society of British Artists and Old Watercolour Society. He also engraved Old Master drawings for Otley’s ‘The Italian School of Design’ (1808-23) and work by contemporary artists. Lewis served as engraver to several royals including Queen Victoria. He died in Middlesex, aged 77.
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    View of the Pantheon taken from the Arsenal, Paris
    published 10 January 1803
    Etching and aquatint
    height: 20.00 cm, width: 57.00 cm
    Purchased from Baynton-Williams, November 1979
    GAC number