Engraved wood block "Patagonians"


Joseph H. Brightly (about 1818–about 1858) of Philadelphia and New York City engraved this printing block after a drawing of Patagonians by Expedition Artist Alfred T. Agate. The wood engraving illustration was published on page 118 of Volume I of the U.S. Exploring Expedition Narrative by Charles Wilkes, 1844.

Date Made: ca 1844ca 1844

Publisher: Wilkes, CharlesPrinter: Sherman, CongerAuthor: Wilkes, CharlesOriginal Artist: Agate, A. T.Graphic Artist: Brightly, Joseph H.Manning, J. H.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Related Event: U.S. Exploring Expedition


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Related Web Publication: http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/index.htm

Related Publication: The United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1999.0145.055Accession Number: 1999.0145Catalog Number: 1999.0145.055

Object Name: blockblock, printingObject Type: reliefblock printingWood Engraving

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 in x 4 in; 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-b989-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_552372

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