Southwest View of Lancaster, Pa.

Title

Southwest View of Lancaster, Pa.

Creator

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

Date

circa 1842

Description

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.

Contributor

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

Identifier

86.483

Source

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

Rights

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

Format

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

Coverage

United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster (county), Lancaster