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William Bartram

 (1739 - 1823)
William Bartram was active/lived in Pennsylvania.  William Bartram is known for botanical studies, views, birds.

Biography   William Bartram


An early American botanical illustrator, William Bartram was the seventh of eleven children of John Bartram, who was royal botanist to King George III in North American and lived in Philadelphia. John Bartram had received the first copy of Englishman Mark Catesby's two-volume book, "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands", published between 1729 and 1747, and young William was so inspired by it that he took up painting botanics. He later earned money by making money from his drawings and watercolors of plants and animals for English patrons. He had wide exposure because he accompanied his father on collecting trips in Pennsylvania, New England and the Carolinas. Unfortunately for him, most of his work was published



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