|Title||Andernach on the Rhine|
|Medium & Size||Oil on panel: 25x19 inches. Frame: 32x26 inches.Signed .Original ornate gilt frame. Circa 1860.|
|Price Band||£2,000 - £5,000|
Lewis was a landscape and architectural painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1848 to 1898 and at the British Institution,Suffolk Street and elsewhere. He painted some coastal scenes but is chiefly known for his topographical views in England, France, Italy, Germany and Portugal. He was the second son of the artist George Robert Lewis.
Andernach is situated on the Rhine between Bonn and Koblenz, and is one of the oldest Roman towns in Germany. The painting shows the ‘Round Tower’ -a medieval fortification completed in 1453,in front of the ‘Old Crane of Andernach’-a 16th century Tread wheel tower crane on the river bank.