Southwest View of Lancaster, Pa.


Southwest View of Lancaster, Pa.


James Arthur Benade
American, 1823-1853
Published by P. S. Duval, Philadelphia


circa 1842


This charming view of Lancaster was drawn on stone by James Benade, about whom we know relatively little not because he lacked talent, but because he died so young, at the age of 30. The son of a bishop of the Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Benade studied in Philadelphia with the painter Gustavus Grunewald, and it was likely through Grunewald’s influence that he showed two landscapes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1848. Between c. 1842 and 1850, he is known to have produced a number of lithographs for several Philadelphia publishing firms; however, to date only a handful have been identified.

Adapted from the entry written by Judith Hansen O’Toole for the 1980 Pennsylvania Prints exhibition catalogue.


Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Partial gift and purchase from John C. O’Connor and Ralph M. Yeager




John C. O'Connor and Ralph M. Yeager Collection, Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University


This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.


Lithograph with hand coloring; 13-1/2 x 18-1/2 in. (34.3 x 47 cm)


United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster (county), Lancaster