Portrait of Sir George Lewis
John Singer Sargent -- American painter
Private collection
 31.5 x 23.5  in.
 Jpg: Askart.com
Every generation has one: cocky, powerful, brutally effective. They appear on everyone's "A" list for solicitors. Sir George Lewis was at  the top of everyone's "dream team". He was the most preeminent solicitor in London and was Sargent's solicitor.  

George's second wife was Lady Lewis (nee Elizabeth Eberstadt) whom John painted in 1892. 

Lady Lewis
(nee Elizabeth Eberstadt)

Edward Coley Burne-Jones painted Lewis's daughter's: 

Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Portrait of Katie Lewis 

Portrait of Gertie Lewis, half-length
c. 1884

Lewis served as Secretary for War in the 1860's. I'm finding references to the Royal family and many prominent people in the arts such as Sir Henry Irving who ran the Royal Lyceum Theatre. 

Arthur C. Doyle used Sir George Lewis, in a cameo role for his story "The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes." 


Offered but not sold Sothebys; 5/22/1996; Lot 29; estimated $30,000-$40,000 

Dated by Charles Merrill Mount  


From: Wendy & Gordon Hawksley 
gw @ whawksley. fsnet.co. uk  
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003  

Catalogue of the papers of Elizabeth, Lady Lewis (1844-1931) and the Lewis 
family, 1849-1982 @ University of Oxford, Bodleian Library 

FUCHS (Emile) 1866-1929 
Portrait by J.S. Sargent, n.d. 
Dep. c. 846, fol. 129 

RUMFORD (R. Kennerley) 1870-1957 
Portrait by J.S. Sargent, n.d. 
Dep. c. 846, fol. 25 

VICTORIA Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, 1819-1901 
Caricature ["mug"?] by J.S. Sargent, n.d. 
Dep. c. 846, fol. 59 

SARGENT (John Singer) 1856-1925 
Drawings, 1899, n.d., and cutting sent to Katherine Lewis by 
Dep. c. 846, fols. 20, 25, 53(?), 59, 110, 129 
Letter to Sir George Lewis, 1st Bart., with receipt for portrait, 1906 
Dep. c. 839, fols. 61-2 
Letters to Elizabeth, Lady Lewis, 1899-1920, n.d. 
Dep. c. 836, fols. 122-229 
Letters to Katherine Lewis, 1897?-1915, n.d. 
Dep. c. 843, fols. 216-42 
Letters to Sir George Lewis, 2nd Bart., 1896-1914, n.d. 
Dep. c. 850, fols. 122-31 

University of Oxford, Bodleian Library 
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Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts 
Bodleian Library 
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OX1 3BG 
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Tel: +44 (0) 1865 277152 
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 277187 
E-mail: western. manuscripts @ bodley.ox.ac.uk 

Created 2/26/2002