Charles James Lewis (1830 – 28 January 1892) was an English painter in oils and watercolours. He was born in 1830 in Chelsea, London; his father, Charles Thomas Lewis, had Welsh ancestry.
Charles James first exhibited in 1853, when at the Royal Academy of Art he showed a portrait of Miss Shelton. She was Mary Ann Matilda Hammond Shelton, whom he married in 1854.
He became a painter of rustic genre scenes and of landscape, and his works were very popular. He was a prolific artist, and a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy (49 pictures shown up to 1890), at the Society of British Artists (43 pictures up to 1884), and at the British Institution (49 pictures up to 1867); his works wer
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