Stratford Canning, 1st Viscount Stratford De Redcliffe (1786-1880) Diplomat

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Turkey
    City: Istanbul
    Place: British Consulate-General
  • 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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    People
    Canning, Stratford, Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe
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    Materials & Techniques
    stipple engraving
  • Details
    Title
    Stratford Canning, 1st Viscount Stratford De Redcliffe (1786-1880) Diplomat
    Date
    Medium
    Stipple Engraving
    Acquisition
    Presented by Lady Dufferin, 1884
    Provenance
    Given to the Embassy in Istanbul by Lady Dufferin, 1884
    GAC number
    15366