W.H. Bartlett. From N.P. Willis' American Scenery. Set of Four.
"Fairmount Gardens with the Schuylkill Bridge"
"Schuylkill Water Works"
"The United States Bank"
"The Exchange and Girard's Bank"
London: George Virtue, [1839-1840]. Octavo. 13 5/8 x 15 1/4 (frame size). Steel engraving. Hand coloring. Framed with handsome decorative matting. Very good condition. Note: the mat on the print of the "Exchange" is lighter in tone than the other three.
Set of Four Framed Prints.
William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) was a British landscape artist famous for his views of all parts of the world. He made four trips to the United States to gather sketches for his book of views of America. This charming collection of natural wonders, architectural monuments and city landmarks was one of the most successful and popular series of such views to date. Bartlett's prints became the most influential travel engravings of America, and the four of Philadelphia are probably the most popular of any prints of the city.
Individual images by Bartlett: