James Pattison (Patterson) Cockburn
(1779 - 1847)
James Pattison (Patterson) Cockburn was active/lived in Quebec, New York / Canada, England. James Cockburn is known for British army topography, painting, illustration, printmaking.
Biography James Pattison (Patterson) Cockburn
James Pattison Cockburn (1779 - 1847) (1)
A prolific painter, draftsman, illustrator and printmaker, Major General James Pattison Cockburn (AKA: James Patterson Cockburn), was also a career soldier from the age of 14, a combat veteran of the Napoleonic Wars, and a tireless traveler. He was born in New York City to parents who were members of the British occupying forces (2), and he died in Woolwich, England (south-east London), his home since 1832. (3)
In Canada, he is considered an important artist because of the numerous paintings, drawings and prints he completed while posted in Quebec City, serving there as commander of the Royal Artillery in Canada (1822 - 1823 and 1826 - 1832). His street scenes, landscapes and genre pie
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