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Richard Vaughn Lewis

Alice Beckington (1868–1942)
ca. 1910
Watecolor on ivory
3 x 4 in. (7.6 x 10.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Katherine Lewis, 2001
Accession Number:
Not on view
The sitter (1841-1922) founded Lewis & Conger, a housewares department store in New York City.
Signature: [at lower right]: ABeckington

Inscription: Inscribed on paper mounted to back of frame: Portrait of Richard V. Lewis / Given to Katherine / Lewis by the owner, / Helen V. Lewis, on / February 21st 1942, to have / during her lifetime, at / the end of which time it / is to be given to The / Metropolitan Museum of / Art in New York City. / Signed / Helen V. Lewis / Sworn to and subscribed / before me this 21st day / of February 1942 / Howard B. Morris / Notary Public
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