Portrait of J. Harry LewisMade in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916
Oil on canvas
Currently not on view
1929-184-3Gift of Mrs. Thomas Eakins and Miss Mary Adeline Williams, 1929
LabelJ. Harry Lewis (1840–1909) grew up a block from the Eakins house at 1729 Mount Vernon Street, Philadelphia, and he frequently joined the artist on his hunting and sailing expeditions. Evidently a patient and trusting friend, Lewis posed for his portrait with an unusually direct gaze, unlike the dreamy and evasive sitters often seen in other portraits by Eakins.