OIL PAINTING: Venetian Canal, 1905
Stewart often included well-known people from Parisian society in his paintings. In this stratum of social privilege Stewart found virtually all his subjects. His popularity and success continued from 1878, when Stewart first exhibited in the Paris Salon, to the end of the century. The Baptism, last of Stewarts elaborate group subjects, received acclaim at the Berlin International Exposition. In the late 1890s Stewart painted outdoor scenes of Venice, and later, depictions of religious subjects. By the end of the decade his career began to decline, and he received little further public or critical attention.