Sir William John Newton, c. 1821
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|Sir William John Newton, c. 1821 Portrait of Reverend Lewis. Watercolour on ivory. Portrait of Reverend Lewis with auburn hair and brown eyes, seated on a red upholstered chair and wearing a black coat, white chemise, stock and tie. Inscribed to reverse, “The Rev. D Lewis/W J Newton Pinxit 1821”. The reverse of the frame also heavily inscribed, Ebonized frame. Rectangular, 8 1/2 cms. X 7 cms (3 1/4 inches X 2 1/2 inches). Sir William John Newton was born in London in 1785. He entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1807. Newton exhibited at the Royal Academy and the British Institute, 1808-1863. He was appointed miniature painted to William IV and Queen Adelaide in 1833, and painter to Queen Victoria. He was knighted in 1837. Newton died in 1869. Examples of Newton’s work are at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the British Museum, London, and the National Gallery, Dublin, as well as the private collection of HM, Queen Elizabeth.|