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us: Bennett, W. J. (William James), 1787-1844



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    • us: Bennett, William James, 1787-1844
    • us: Bennet, W. (William), 1787-1844
    • us: Bennett, H. J., 1787-1844
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    • Bennett, William James, 1787-1844
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    • found: Cooke, G. City of Washington ... 1977 (a.e.) map recto (Engd. by W.J. Bennett)
    • found: WwasW in Am., 1607-1896 (Bennett, William James, artist, engraver, 1787-1844)
    • found: His Niagara Falls. Part of the American fall, from the foot of the Stair Case, 1850: t.p. (H.J. Bennett)
    • found: Philadelphia Print Shop, via WWW, Jan. 26, 2010 (William James Bennett; engraver; his name appears incorrectly as H.J. Bennett on the print based on his painting "Niagara Falls. Part of the American fall")
    • found: Princeton Univ. Art Museum website, 18 Nov. 2013 (between 1831 and 1842, the English painter and engraver William James Bennett (1784-1844) produced an informal series of eighteen aquatint views of American cities, ranging from Boston in the North to Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf of Mexico) {http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/story/american-prospects-nineteenthcentury-city-views-william-james-bennett}
    • found: British Museum website, 18 Nov. 2013: research, collection database, biog. details (William James Bennett; printmaker; 1782-1844; Anglo-American landscape painter, watercolourist and aquatinter; c.1826 emigrated to the USA where made numerous topographical aquatints; cites "Print quarterly" - see below)
    • found: Print quarterly, June 1989: review by David Alexander of catalog of exhibition "William James Bennett: master of the aquatint view", held at NYPL, 1988-9 (William James Bennett born 1782, not 1784 as suggested in catalog)
    • found: Mackenzie, I. British prints: dictionary and price guide, 1989 (William James Bennett, 1787-1844; watercolourist and aquatint engraver, mainly of topographical views; worked in London and on the Continent before emigrating to America c. 1826; best known for his large American views)
    • found: Benezit. Dictionary of artists, 2006 (William James Bennett; British; born 1787 in London, died May 1844 in New York; painter, watercolourist, engraver; landscapes; also active in the USA)
    • found: Allgemeines K├╝nstlerlexikon database online, 11 July 2014 (William James Bennett; landscape painter, painter, watercolourist, master draughtsman, etcher, graphic artist, officer; born 1787 in London, died May 1844 in New York)
    • found: Mallalieu, H. The dictionary of British watercolour artists up to 1920, 2002 (William James Bennett; born 1787 in London, died 1844 in New York; little is known of this artist - even his Christian names and the spelling of his surname are in dispute; a W.J. Bennett, born c. 1782, entered the R.A. Schools in 1801)
    • found: South west view of Saint Paul's Cathedral and Blackfriars Bridge, [October 9 1810]: print recto (W Bennet sculpt.)
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    • [Uncertain if year of birth is fully settled]
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    • 1978-08-09: new
    • 2014-08-08: revised
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