John Singer Sargent's The Conversation, Portrait of Miss Elizabeth Lewis
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The Conversation, Portrait of Miss Elizabeth Lewis
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
Private colection 
Pencil on paper
10 x 7.5 in.
Inscribed lower left .. Amalfi, Miss Lewis and her German admirer was opposite do you remember?
Jpg: Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc. 

From: MBFA 

The work may have been executed at the Hotel Palumbo in Ravello, on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, where Sargent stayed with Edwin Austin Abbey and his wife for several weeks in July of 1891. The work depicts Miss Elizabeth Lewis (Lady Lewis) who was later painted by [Sargent] in 1892. 

Lady Lewis was the wife of Sir George Lewis.

Sir George Lewis


My gratitude to Stephanie for letting me know about this painting on the net. 

As of 2/24/2002 it was offered for sale at Mark Borghi Fine Art Inc. 
- The Artist 
- Gift of the Artist to Mary Newbold Patterson Hale 
- By descent in the family above until 2002 


By:  Natasha Wallace
Copyright 1998-2003 all rights reserved
Created 4/24/2002
Updated 2/27/2003