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Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry), 1809–1854

Illustrations for Nathaniel Parker Willis's American scenery.

London?, 1839-1840.
Physical Description:
2 volumes : steel engravings ; 42 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 32
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 651
Engravings by: John Cousen, Robert Wallis, James Tibbetts Willmore, Henry Adlard, Charles Cousen, Robert Brandard, Henry Griffiths, G. K. Richardson, Edward Francis Finden, Joseph Clayton (?) Bentley, Thomas Abiel Prior, Samuel Lacey, Robert Sands, E. Benjamin, William Radclyffe, William Tombleson, Thomas Creswick, J. Rogers, Thomas Turnbull, James Charles Armytage, J. Giles, Thomas Doughty, Frederick James Havell, Samuel Bradshaw, G. Mills, Edward Radclyffe, S. T. Davis, Samuel Fisher, Francis William Topham, James Tingle, Charles James Richardson, D. George Thompson, Henry Room and Benjamin Holl; after W. H. Bartlett.
Proof engravings of the 121 illustrations in: Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. American scenery, or, Land, lake, and river : illustrations of transatlantic nature, from drawings by W.H. Bartlett ... London : George Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, MDCCCXL [1840]. The engravings are printed on (mounted) India paper. They include the artist and engraver names, but lack titles and publication information. Titles are written in graphite, in the bottom margin.
Each of the two volumes contains the full set of 121 engravings. Both appear to have belonged to the publisher, George Virtue, who had them identically bound in green half morocco and green cloth, all edges guilt. Both copies were given to Virtue's sons, volume 1 to James S. Virtue, volume 2 to George Henry Virtue; their bookplates are present in the respective volumes. Volume 2 is inscribed: To George Henry Virtue, from his affectionate father, October 21st 1852.
Subject Terms:
United States -- Description and travel.
United States -- Pictorial works.
Virtue, George Henry, -1866 -- Presentation inscription from George Henry Virtue.
Virtue, George, 1793?-1868 -- Presentation inscription to George Henry Virtue.
Virtue, James Sprent, 1829-1892 -- Bookplate.
Steel engravings -- 1839-1840.
Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. American scenery Illustrations.
Virtue, George, 1793?-1868.
Adlard, Henry, engraver.
Armytage, James Charles, 1802-1897, engraver.
Benjamin, E., steel engraver, engraver.
Bentley, Joseph Clayton, 1809-1851, engraver.
Bradshaw, Samuel, engraver, engraver.
Brandard, Robert, 1805-1862, engraver.
Cousen, Charles, 1819-1889, engraver.
Cousen, John, 1804-1880, engraver.
Creswick, Thomas, 1811-1869, engraver.
Davies, S. T., engraver.
Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856, engraver.
Finden, Edward Francis, 1791-1857, engraver.
Fisher, Samuel, active 1830-1855, engraver.
Giles, James, engraver.
Griffiths, Henry, -1849, engraver.
Havell, Frederick James, 1801-1840, engraver.
Holl, Benjamin, 1808-1884, engraver.
Lacey, Samuel, active 1818-1857, engraver.
Mills, G., engraver.
Prior, Thomas Abiel, 1809-1886, engraver.
Richardson, George K., -approximately 1891, engraver.
Radclyffe, Edward, 1810-1863, engraver.
Radclyffe, William, 1780-1855, engraver.
Richardson, C. J. (Charles James), 1806-1871, engraver.
Rogers, John, approximately 1808-approximately 1888, engraver.
Room, Henry, 1802-1850, engraver.
Sands, Robert, 1782-1855, engraver.
Tombleson, William, 1795- engraver.
Turnbull, Thomas, steel engraver, engraver.
Topham, Francis William, 1808-1877, engraver.
Tingle, James, active 1824-1850, engraver.
Thompson, D. George, -approximately 1870, engraver.
Wallis, Robert, 1794-1878, engraver.
Willmore, James Tibbetts, 1800-1863, engraver.

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