William Van De Velde Bonfield
(1834 - 1885)
William Van De Velde Bonfield was active/lived in Pennsylvania. William Bonfield is known for coastal marine and winter scene painting.
Biography William Van De Velde Bonfield
Son of the artist George Bonfield, William Van de Velde Bonfield was named after the Dutch marine painter Willem van de Velde the Younger (1633-1707). His father owned engravings after the Dutch artist's paintings and may have seen works by him in Joseph Bonaparte's collection at Point Breeze near Bordentown, New Jersey.
William worked mainly in New Jersey and in southeastern Pennsylvania. He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1861 to 1869, in 1876, 1877, 1880, and 1885 and is known for his quaint winter scenes of figures sleighing, houses and barns, or other scenes including figures and buildings in the snow.
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