NATHANIEL HONE (1718-1784)

A Portrait of Charles Lee Lewes London, exhibited 1775 Oil on canvas 71 x 61 cm Charles Lewes (1740-1803) was an actor and singer who specialised in comic roles. He holds the music of a popular drinking song, The Wine Vault, made more suggestive here by the way some words are obscured.  The informal pose, … Read more