Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Baronet (1806-1863) politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • About the artist
    Francis Holl was born in Camden Town, London, and became a successful and prolific engraver, sometimes collaborating with his engraver brother William. For 25 years he was engraver to Queen Victoria, receiving numerous private commissions from her for portraits of the royal family. He also engraved plates after works by contemporary artists, including Frith’s ‘The Railway Station’ (1862). He exhibited 20 engravings at the Royal Academy (1856-83) and was elected an associate in 1883. He was an amateur actor and a member of the Histrionics, who played at St James's Theatre. In 1841 he married Alicia, with whom he had four children. The family lived in Gloucester Road, Regent's Park, until 1879 when Holl retired to Surrey. He died aged 68.
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    People
    Lewis, Sir George Cornewall, 2nd Baronet
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    Materials & Techniques
    engraving
  • Details
    Title
    Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Baronet (1806-1863) politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
    Date
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from F B Daniell, August 1970
    GAC number
    8802