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Name Bartlett, William Henry
Dates & places of birth and death Born, 1809; London, England
Died, 1854
Nationality British
Occupation Engraver
Notes 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
Places of residence London, England
Role Artist

Associated Records

Image of Rogers' Slide, Lake George. - Print

Rogers' Slide, Lake George. - Print

Engraving, black and white: depicts a lake with large rock formations on both shores. Many boats on the water, one in the foreground with four adults and one child.

Image of Black Mountain, (Lake George). - Print

Black Mountain, (Lake George). - Print

Engraving, black and white: The jagged mountain rises steeply in the right background from the lake's surface. The right foreground, rock islets with pines rise from water. A man with two dogs stands on one, while a third dog chases a buck in the left foreground. Four people in a boat also pursue the deer; a man holds a raised paddle. Behind this four sailboats and a paddle wheel cruise.

Image of Saratoga Lake. - Print

Saratoga Lake. - Print

Engraving, black and white: Foreground has three hillocks with a few trees. The center one has a man, woman with parasol, and girl. Three women and a man are climbing the right hand hill. The lake forms the rest of the picture. Two opposite points jut into the lake in the middle, and a large hill forms the center of the background. Low hills form the distant shoreline.

Image of Sabbath Day Point. (Lake George). - Print

Sabbath Day Point. (Lake George). - Print

Engraving, black and white: depicts a lake with tall, rocky mountains on both shores. To the right is a large house behind some trees. Three boats are in the water near the house. One sailboat with white sail, one boat with a person standing near and the other in the boat, third boat in the center with two people sitting.

Image of Barhydt's Lake, Near Saratoga. - Print

Barhydt's Lake, Near Saratoga. - Print

Engraving, black and white: The lake fills the foreground and recedes into the center distance. At front right are two large pines, a stump in the water and a rowboat with two hatted men. At front left, several waterfowl rise from the surface. The lake is still, so that the surrounding forest background is reflected.

Image of Barhydt's Lake. (Near Saratoga). - Print

Barhydt's Lake. (Near Saratoga). - Print

Engraving, color: Depicts a row boat with two men sitting across from one another. They both wear red shirts and yellow hats. The lake is surrounded by forested shorelines and soft clouds.

Image of Scene Among the Highlands On Lake George. - Print

Scene Among the Highlands On Lake George. - Print

Engraving, color: depicts a lake dotted with small islands. A red rowboat with one man to the right. Large mountains on both sides of the water.

Image of Caldwell. (Lake George.) - Print

Caldwell. (Lake George.) - Print

Engraving, color: Depicts a small town to the right with white houses and red roofs. Mountains in the background and a small forested island in the foreground. A row boat with four men to the left.

Image of Trenton Falls, View Down the Ravine. - Print

Trenton Falls, View Down the Ravine. - Print

Engraving, color: Depicts falls on the left with large rock formations jutting through the water. Forested land behind the falls, near a large rock cliff. Water falls into a ravine with a stream. Trees on the right shore near three people walking down the hill, a man, woman and child.

Image of Roger's Slide, Lake George - Print

Roger's Slide, Lake George - Print

Engraving, black and white: The lake fills the foreground and recedes, vanishing between two steep cliffs on left and right. The left one has a bare slide on it, hence the title. In the background are several mountains. Five sailboats, a steam yacht and two rowboats are on the lake. The nearest rowboat with three men, a child and a lady with parasol; all seem to be watching a keg in the water.

Image of Bluff On the Erie Canal, Near Little Falls - Print

Bluff On the Erie Canal, Near Little Falls - Print

Engraving, black and white: The overhanging rock bluff rises at left straight from the water. The canal runs from the right foreground to the left rear. At center is a canal boat with three men atop it. The boat's lights are on and the moon is rising above the forest which fills the right background. There are a few clouds near the moon.

Image of Black Mountain. (Lake George.) - Print

Black Mountain. (Lake George.) - Print

Engraving, color: depicts a lake in the center with hunters in a boat chasing a deer in the water. Another man with two dogs stands on the shore nearby. In the right background is a large mountain.

Image of The Narrows, Lake George. - Print

The Narrows, Lake George. - Print

Engraving, color: depicts a rowboat with three people in the foreground. A small sailboat in the middle of the lake. Forested land encroaches on both sides of the water. Mountains in the background.

Image of Rogers' Slide, Lake George. - Print

Rogers' Slide, Lake George. - Print

Engraving, color: depicts a lake with four boats. The closest boat has five people. In the background are large mountains, on the left the mountain has a smooth surface.

Image of Sabbath Day Point. (Lake George.) - Print

Sabbath Day Point. (Lake George.) - Print

Engraving, color: depicts a lake with a rowboat in the center. The boat has two occupants and two oars. To the right is a four story house and two boats being pulled ashore near the house. Mountains and clouds in the background.

Image of Saratoga Lake. - Print

Saratoga Lake. - Print

Engraving, color: depicts a lake in the background and a hill in the foreground. Three people are sitting on the hill, overlooking the lake. To the right are two couples walking away.

Image of View of the Ruins of Fort Ticonderoga. - Print

View of the Ruins of Fort Ticonderoga. - Print

Metal engraving, hand colored: View of the ruins of a stone fort at the edge of a lake. Green mountains in the background with sailboats on the water. Four sheep lounge about the ruins. Image found in Willis, American Scenery, V.1 (1840)

Image of View of the Ruins of Fort Ticonderoga. - Print

View of the Ruins of Fort Ticonderoga. - Print

Engraving, black and white: view of the sun going down on the left. Sailboats in the water. There are mountains in the background. Three large clusters of stone framework. Four sheep are grazing nearby the ruins. Engraving found in Willis, "American Scenery" V. 1 (1840)

Image of Bridge At Glens Fall. (on the Hudson.) - Print

Bridge At Glens Fall. (on the Hudson.) - Print

Engraving, color: View of a large waterfall with logs and debris at the top. A mill just beyond the waterfall on a rock landing. A rustic bridge leads from the mill to another rock ledge. A man and woman stand below the bridge. Image found in American Scenery, V. 2 (1840)

Image of Scene Among the Highlands On Lake George. - Print

Scene Among the Highlands On Lake George. - Print

Engraving, color: View of a lake dotted with small, rocky islands. A man in a red row boat to the right. Mountains in the background on both sides of the water. Image found in American Scenery, V. 2 (1840)