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us: Havell, Robert, 1793-1878

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    • us: Havell, R. (Robert), 1793-1878
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        (naf) Reading (England)
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        (naf) Great Britain
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        (naf) United States
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        (naf) London (England)
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        (naf) Tarrytown (N.Y.)
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Painting
          (lcsh) Engraving
            (lcsh) Aquatint
              (lcsh) Prints--Publishing
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                        Publishers and publishing
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                        • us: R. Havell & Son
                      • Sources

                        • found: LCCN 06-18534: Audubon, J.J. The birds of America, 1827-38 (hdg.: Havell, Robert, fl. 1820-1850; variant: R. Havell, junr)
                        • found: Audubon, J.J. Six plates from Birds of America, 1985: t.p. (Robert Havell)
                        • found: DAB (Havell, Robert (Nov. 25, 1793-Nov. 11, 1878), engraver, painter; b. at Reading, Berkshire; d. at Tarreytown, N.Y.)
                        • found: Oxford DNB online, 28 Nov. 2013: under Havell family, artists and publishers (Robert Havell senior (1769-1832) set up at 79 Newman Street in Fitzrovia, London; he had a son, Robert Havell junior, a printmaker and painter, born in Reading on 25 November 1793; the firm of R. Havell & Son produced lavish suites of aquatints; the Havells' most famous enterprise commenced in 1827 when the celebrated American ornithologist John James Audubon commissioned a series of plates to illustrate his "Birds of America"; Robert Havell senior died in 1832 and from this time Robert junior was completely responsible for the production of Audubon's 435 ornithological plates; he emigrated to America, arriving in 1839; although he continued as an aquatint engraver, he began to focus on oil painting and, after moving to Tarrytown in upstate New York in 1857, he became a leading member of the Hudson River school; he died 11 November 1878)
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