McColl Fine Art

Edmund Darch Lewis

(American, 1835–1910)

a walk along the water, santiago de cuba by edmund darch lewis

Edmund Darch Lewis

A Walk along the Water, Santiago de Cuba



Studied under German-born Paul Weber (1823-1916), formerly court painter to the Grand-Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt
Began exhibiting at the age of nineteen, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and continued to do so until 1891
Devoted himself to collecting decorative art: tapestries, furniture, objets d’art, precious ceramics, as well as paintings of old and modern masters.
Had two adjoining homes built on South 22nd Street in Philadelphia to show off his collection and to entertain members of fashionable society