biografía de Robert II HAVELL (1793-1878)

Lugar de nacimiento: Reading, England

Lugar de defunción: Tarrytown, NY

Profesión: Aquatint engraver and landscape painter

Exposiciones: NAD, 1866

Obra: MMA; NY Hist. Soc.

Comentarios: He is best remembered as the engraver of all but the first ten plates for John James Audubon's Birds of America, on which he worked in England from 1827-38. After completing the Audubon plates, Havell moved to America in 1839, lived briefly with Audubon in NYC, then moved to Sing Sing (now Ossining), NY, in 1842, and in 1857 settled at Tarrytown, NY. In New York, Havell concentrated mainly on painting Hudson River landscapes, although he continued to produce aquatint engravings to great acclaim, such as his "West Point from Fort Putnam" (1848). He was the son of a well-known English engraver.

Fuentes: G&W; DAB; Stauffer; Sweet, The Hudson River School; Comstock, The Complete Work of Robert Havell, Jr."; Shelley, "Audubon to Date"; Havell, "Havell's View of the Hudson from Tarrytown Heights," repro.; Cowdrey, NAD; Cowdrey, AA & AAU; Rutledge, PA; 300 Years of American Art, vol. 1, 113"

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