Antoine François Jean Claudet (1797-1867)
A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR JAMES LEWIS, c.1850, elegantly hand-coloured half plate daguerreotype of a seated gentleman, holding his top hat, housed in a deep side hinged, maroon leather case, with Claudet's 167 Regent St. The Quadrant address, later note affixed to inner cushion reading "Great Uncle Arthur M. Kate Terry Grandfather of John Gielgud".
Arthur James Lewis was a wealthy haberdasher and silk merchant, of the firm, Lewis & Allenby, Kate Terry is the elder sister of the esteemed victorian actress; Ellen Terry.
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