ANTIQUE HAND COLORED
STEEL ENGRAVED PRINT
This c173 year old, hand-colored steel engraving print was published in London in about 1840.
William Henry Bartlett
William Henry Bartlett (1809 – 1854) was British artist, best known for his numerous steel engravings. Bartlett was born in London in 1809. He was apprenticed to John Britton (1771–1857), and became one of the foremost illustrators of topography of his generation. He travelled throughout Britain, and in the mid and late 1840s he travelled extensively in the Balkans and the Middle East. He made four visits to the United States between 1835 and 1852.
In 1835, Bartlett first visited the United States in order to draw the buildings, towns and scenery of the northeastern states. The finely detailed steel engravings Bartlett produced were published uncolored with a text by Nathaniel Parker Willis as American Scenery; or Land, Lake, and River: Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. American Scenery was published by George Virtue in London in 30 monthly installments from 1837 to 1839. Bound editions of the work were published from 1840 onward. His impressions of Canada were collected in Canadian Scenery in 1842.
Bartlett made sepia wash drawings the exact size to be engraved. His engraved views were widely copied by artists, but no signed oil painting by his hand is known. Engravings based on Bartlett's views were later used in his posthumous History of the United States of North America, continued by Bernard Woodward and published in 1856.
William Henry Bartlett died of fever on board of a French ship off the coast of Malta returning from his last trip to the Near East, in 1854.
This hand-coloured print is in good condition with minor, natural age toning. The size of the image is about 7 1/2" x 5" on a page that is about 10 1/2" x 8 1/2".
This hand colored steel engraving that is being offered is of:
"THE RAPIDS ABOVE THE FALLS OF NIAGARA"
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