An established landscape and genre painter in England, Ewart painted many prominent citizens of Sydney and Bathurst and advertised himself as a painter who could copy photographic portraits into 'the more permanent form of oil paintings, the size of life or otherwise'.
painter, exhibited four times at London's Royal Academy between 1846 and 1850 and showed landscape and genre paintings at the British Institution in 1847-52. Leaving for New South Wales soon afterwards, he was in Sydney by 1853 when he painted a portrait of the two daughters of Lady Stephen (Virginia and Jessy), as noted in her journal. In the late 1850s he was at Bathurst painting portraits of prominent local citizens, including oil portraits of the government medical officer Dr George Busby ...
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