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Portrait - Mrs Lewin


Date:1871  
Medium:oil?  
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Subject:portrait, female  
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Sitter:Lewin, Mrs  
Sitter Note:Mother of the actor William Terriss (Jopling 1925p.13)  

 

History

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Sale Provenance:Sold for £10 [1871]  
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Note: 'Amongst these, there was a delightful man, a Captain Lewin, who was home on leave from India, and who was utilizing his holiday by studying painting, for which he had a natural talent. He was the nephew of the well-known Mrs Grote, and brother of William Terriss, the actor. We had a great deal in common – we both wrote poetry, loved literature and Art – and as we lived within a stone’s-throw of one another we found ourselves en route for the School, or away from it, much about the same time. I became great friends with his family. Mrs Lewin, his mother, was a beautiful old lady, and her good looks were inherited by her younger son, William, who, when he became an actor, took the name of Terriss.' (Jopling, 1925)  

 

Bibliography

Reviews:  
Jopling 1925 Quote:'Amongst the portraits I painted was one for Captain Lewin, of his beautiful old mother. '(Jopling 1925, p.13)  
Other Quotations:  
Other Published Sources:Jopling 1925 list  
Unpublished Sources:Grattan NB PLJ;