William Fairthorne was active/lived in New York, Illinois / England. William Fairthorne is known for Copperplate engraving and printing.
The following information is from Simon Fairthorne, descendant of the artist.
William Fairthorne son of Thomas Fairthorne and Sarah White Falkener was born 14 July 1812
(Source - Australian death certificate of his mother)
He was baptized 14 August 1812 at St Ann, Blackfriars, London
(Source - Parish Register kept at Guildhall)
In 1839 he was living in New York City at 68 Nassau and working at 350 Houston, Manhattan.
(Source - 1839 NY Directory) and was living in New York Ward 14 with his wife Hannah and son William F Fairthorne (Source - US 1850 Census).
In 1855 he was in Springfield, Illinois
(Source - Springfield Illinois City Directory 1855)