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William Banton

XIX Century - 
BANTON William View Of St. John's Church In The City Of Washington

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Nov 1, 2008
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William Banton - A View Of The Court House & Partof The Main Street

William Banton - A View Of The Court House & Partof The Main Street

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William Banton (British/American, activeEarly 19th Century)

A View of the Court House & Partof the Main Street, in the City of Lancaster, in the State ofPennsylvania, Northerly Taken by W. Banton in his camera Dec.12th
at 1/2 past 11 o'clock A.M. distant about 65 Rods fromsaid Court House.
Titled inscription below. Watercolor and ink on laid paper, sightsize 17 3/4 x 26 1/4 in., in a contemporary molded wood frame.Condition: Creases, tears, scattered stains.
Note: This work and the following two lots are accompanied by fourphoto-copied documents, one a handwritten note by a directdescendant of the artist, the three others pertaining to thehistory and description of the the paintings. The most pertinentinformation regarding these works reads..."William Banton my great,great, Grandfather a direct descendant back to 1820, was anitinerant traveling poet and camera obscura artist of the early1800's and a few of his works survived. Another of the documentsstates the "prints" were found in an attic of the family home inFreedom, Maine, by great-great Grandmother Beers, granddaughter ofWilliam Banton the artist and passed down to the present Beersfamily. "The three prints were drawn by only one person, mygreat-great-great grandfather William Banton free-hand thru hiscamera obscura when he visited these places."Another notes that"Wm. Banton married Lady Ellen/Banton who came to America to escapea merchant who sold redcoats to the English Army."

18 in. horizontal tear from lower left edge then going downabout 3 in., tear 2 in jagged at l.l. edge, two tears at l.r. oneabout 3/4 in. the other 2 1/2 x 2 in., few small dark stain spotsin the sky .
William Banton - A View Of The Present British Minister's House In The City Of Washington

William Banton - A View Of The Present British Minister's House In The City Of Washington

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William Banton (British/American, activeEarly 19th Century)

A View of the Present BritishMinister's House in the City of Washington bearing N. 1/2 E. Takenby W. Banton in his Camera, May 18th 1818. Distant 45 Rods.
Titled inscription below. Watercolor and ink on laid paper, sightsize 18 x 25 3/4 in., in a contemporary molded wood frame.Condition: Crease at center, minor stains.
William Banton - View Of St. John's Church In The City Of Washington

William Banton - View Of St. John's Church In The City Of Washington

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William Banton (British/American, activeEarly 19th Century)
View of St. John's Church in the City of Washington.
Titledinscription below: "A Northerly View of St. John's Church in theCity of Washington; taken by W. Banton in his Camera Obscura, May18th 1818. Having in view the House of Commodore Porter Distant 21/2 Miles." Watercolor and ink on paper, sight size 14 3/4 x 18 1/4in., in a contemporary molded wood frame. Condition: Crease alongrt. edge, small tear c.r. scattered foxing, minor lightstains.
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