Collection Bartlett MSS - William Henry Bartlett Collection

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Bartlett MSS


William Henry Bartlett Collection


  • c.1809-1854 (Creation)

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British topographical artist; born Kentish town, London, 26 March 1809, son of William B. and his wife Anne; he was articled to John Britton the architect and antiquary, 1823, and employed to illustrate his works; he later travelled to Europe, America, and the Near East, producing his most famous work, The Beauties of the Bosphorus, with Julia Pardoe, 1839, after a visit to Turkey; in 1845 he went to Egypt of which he wrote a descriptive work, The Nile Boat, 1850, which ran to five editions. He died on a ship between Malta and Marseilles and was buried at sea, 13 Sept. 1854.

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