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Portrait of J. Harry Lewis

Thomas Eakins, American, 1844 - 1916

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America


Oil on canvas

23 5/8 x 19 3/4 inches (60 x 50.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Eakins and Miss Mary Adeline Williams, 1929

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J. 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.