James Otto Lewis started out as an engraver in Philadelphia around 1815. Fascinated by what he learned of the western territories, as a young man he went west in 1819. Traveling with the governor of the Michigan Territory Lewis worked for the United States government painting official portraits of Native Americans in the course of his employment which included attending numerous treaties and ceremonies so these are painted from life. Learn more about him here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Otto_Lewis. Quite a few so more for later posts, too.
“Still Life with Chrysanthemums.” Undated. American. Watercolor and gouache on artist’s board. Signed in watercolor on the lower left. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/ANNIE-GOODING-SYKES-Still-Life-with-Chrysanthemums?saleno=2575&lotNo=71&refNo=778303
The post is taken from imagery at archive.org but I got the idea here https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/zuni-masks and have used their descriptions instead of making them out myself to save time. More coming from this fabulous work!
“Generalife Gardens, Granada.” Undated. Spanish/Catalan. Santiago Rusiñol, artist (1861-1931) Signed “S. Rusiñol” on the lower left. Image © 2021 Sotheby’s. Fair use license. https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2021/tableaux-dessins-sculptures-1300-1900/the-generalife-gardens-granada
“The Garden of Generalife, Granada, Spain (Alhambra).” 1939. American. Oil on canvas. Theodore Wores, artist (1859-1939). Collections of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California. Image © Crocker Art Museum. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.crockerart.org/collections/american-art-before-1945/artworks/the-garden-of-generalife-granada-spain-alhambra-1939
“Generalife, Granada.” 1910. Spanish. Oil on canvas. Joaquín Sorolla, artist (1863-1923). In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://www.wikiart.org/en/joaqu-n-sorolla/generalife-granada-1910
“The Theatre Generalife Gardens by Moonlight, Granada, Spain.” 1960. British. Oil and mixed media on panel. Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, artist (1907-1978). Image © estate of the artist. Collections of and © Sir Francis Cook Art Gallery. Fair use license. via https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-theatre-generalife-gardens-by-moonlight-granada-spain-137875
“Santiago de Cuba.” 1871. American. Oil on canvas. Signed, dated and titled “Edmund D. Lewis, 1871, Santiago de Cuba” on the lower left. Image © Christie’s 2021. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5561710
“View of Cuba.” 1860. American. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated “E. D. Lewis 1860” on the lower right. Image © 2021 Heritage Auctions. Fair use license. via https://fineart.ha.com/itm/fine-art-painting-american/edmund-darch-lewis-american-1835-1910-view-of-cuba-1860oil-on-canvas17-x-32-1-2-inches-432-x-826/a/5423-68183.s
“View of Cuba.” 1860. American. Oil on canvas. Image source Artdaily.com. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:View_of_Cuba_by_Edmund_Darch_Lewis,_1860.jpg