Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Name Authority File

From Library of Congress Name Authority File

LC Authority and Vocabulary Service is under maintenance!


While the ID.LOC.GOV service is under maintenance, all possible relationships between resources may not be expressed.
Full service will be restored as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.

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



  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Bennett, William James, 1787-1844
    • us: Bennet, W. (William), 1787-1844
    • us: Bennett, H. J., 1787-1844
  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Bennett, William James, 1787-1844
  • Sources

    • 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.)
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Uncertain if year of birth is fully settled]
  • Change Notes

    • 1978-08-09: new
    • 2014-08-08: revised
  • Alternate Formats