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The works of William Henry (WH) Bartlett

Born in Kentish Town, London in 1809, the young WH Bartlett was apprenticed to John Britton (1771-1857). He became one of the foremost topographical illustrators of his generation, travelling throughout Britain, the Americas, and the Balkans and Middle East. He died of fever on board ship while returning from his last trip to Palestine in 1854. Principal collections of his work are held at the British Library, The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Leeds Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.


Some of the principal works in which his illustrations appear are as follows:

Cathedral Antiquities c.1832/6

Switzerland Illustrated c.1833

History of Essex c.1836

Barber – Picturesque Illustrations of the Isle of Wight c.1836

Picturesque Antiquities of English Cities c.1838

Scotland Illustrated c.1840

Beauties of the Bosphorus c.1839

The Waldenses – 1838 (Italy. France. Alps)

Ireland Illustrated c.1840

American Scenery c.1839/40

Canadian Scenery (c.1842)

Finden’s Ports and Harbours c.1842

The Danube c.1840

Walks about Jerusalem c.1845

The Christian in Palestine c. 1847

Forty Days in the Desert c.1848

The Nile-Boat c.1849

The Overland Route c.1850

Footsteps of our Lord c.1851

Pictures of Sicily c.1852

Pilgrim Fathers c.1853

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