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Lewis: The Siesta (custom print)
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          The Siesta, 1876
          John Frederick Lewis
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          Original: Oil on canvas 88.6 x 111.1 cm ® Tate, London

          A bright coloured painting with attention to detail, showing a sleepy woman in a Spanish and Oriental style room, with decorative flower filled vases.

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          John Frederick Lewis developed his precocious talents as draughtsman and etcher who studied from live specimens and dissected cadavers. His early work as a sporting and wildlife painter later turned to watercolours, concentrating on landscape and topographical views and picturesque genre subjects. He began to travel in search of motifs, starting with an extensive sketching tour on the Continent in 1827. Other influences were Devon, Scotland, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Greece and present day Turkey.

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