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Irmengard Lewis Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

1803 THL

Inventory created by Archives Staff 12/2020. Last revised 04/2022

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS: Collection is open to all researchers.

USE RESTRICTIONS: Restrictions may apply concerning the use, photoduplication, or publication of items in this collection. Consult a member of the archives staff for information concerning these restrictions. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. Permission to publish or reproduce artworks in this collection must be obtained from the artist’s family. Please consult Archives Staff for assistance.

EXTENT: 1 linear foot

CREATOR: Lewis, Irmengard, 1928-2014

DATE: 1986-1996.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains art prints created by Irmengard Lewis of historic sites in the Shenandoah Valley. 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Irmengard Lewis was born December 25, 1928 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  In 1948, she married James Lewis and moved to Ohio, and then to Virginia in 1964.  She had a career as an artist and was known for her renditions of historic sites and local landmarks in the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia.  She died in Winchester, Virginia on October 25, 2014.                                  

CITE AS: Irmengard Lewis Collection, 1803 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

ACQUISITION INFORMATION: Acquired as a gift.

ORGANIZATION:

BOX 1

Historic Buildings, Clarke County, from pen & ink sketches by Irmengard Lewis, 5 b&w scans from prints (folder contains the following):           
Bethel Memorial Church, 1990
Burwell-Morgan Mill, winter, 1986           
Grace Episcopal Church, 1991           
Holy Cross Guest House, 1990           
Old Stone Chapel, Boyce, 1986

1313 Amherst Street, James Wood High School, 1989, 1 b&w notecard

305 East Boscawen Street, Mount Hebron Cemetery Entrance, 1993, 1 color notecard

135 North Braddock Street, Sheridan’s Headquarters, 1989, 1 b&w notecard

116 South Loudoun Street, Winchester Presbyterian Church, 1994, 1 b&w print

306 East Piccadilly Street, Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 1990, 1 b&w notecard

100 West Piccadilly Street, Handley Library, 1988, 1 b&w print

Sow and Piglets – “Brunch”, 1987, 1 b&w print

Abram’s Delight, Winchester, VA, 1988, 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

Birds on Dogwood Branch, n.d., 1 color print with mat

Boyce Elementary School, Clarke County, VA, 1990, 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

Burwell-Morgan Mill, Clarke County, VA, n.d., 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

Courthouse, Winchester, VA, 1989, numbered 41/520, 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

Handley High School, Winchester, VA, 1 hand-colored pen & ink print

John Kerr Building, Winchester, VA, 1996, 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

Johnson-Williams Middle School, Old Clarke County High School, Berryville, VA, 1995, 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

Kitten in Boot, 1986, numbered 50/100, 1 pen & ink print with hand-colored accents

Kurtz Building, Winchester, VA, 1990, 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

Old Bank Building, Boyce, VA, 1987, 1 color print with mat

Rouss City Hall, Winchester, VA, 1989, 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

Rouss Fire Hall, Winchester, VA, 1989, 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

Scaleby, Clarke County, VA, n.d., 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

Virginia Avenue Elementary School, Winchester, Virginia, 1992, numbered 12/130, 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

Woodshed, 1987, numbered 16/200, 1 hand-colored pen & ink print with mat

PHOTOGRAPHS: Photographs and other images belonging to this collection may be accessed online through http://handley.pastperfectonline.com/