Frederick Christian Lewis Sr(1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 192 portraits
An eminent painter, etcher, aquatint and stipple engraver, Lewis was a pupil of J.C. Stadler and studied at the Royal Academy schools. He first gained notice with his aquatints after Thomas Girtin's designs, which were published in 1803 as Twenty of the most Picturesque Views in Paris and its Environs. From 1808 to 1823, he was a principal engraver for William Otley's three-volume work on Renaissance art, The Italian School of Design. He contributed etchings for J.M.W. Turner's Liber Studiorum, as well as creating commissioned engravings after the designs of Landseer and Flaxman. Lewis was the father of engraver Charles George Lewis.