|Dates: ||1830 - 1896|
|Born: ||England, London|
|Died: ||England, London|
English photographer who worked with the London Stereoscopic Co. (1854-1862) traveling to Ireland, the USA and Paris. He is credited with being the first photographer to take photographs of America that were distributed commercially in Europe. His 1859 image of Blondin crossing the Niagara Falls on a tightrope became the company‘s best-selling photograph. After 1863 he became freelance and traveled to Switzerland, the Tyrol and Italy and published an album of 77 panoramic views in 1865.
|Stereographs project |
London, England, UK
(Alan Griffiths, 20 November 2020) A background to William England and a listing of his Views of Switzerland is available on the NSA website.Online version (Version 1 - July 2017)
*"Photographer"; outstanding early photog., worked for and with London Stereoscopic Co. Made several major sets: "North American Series" & "America in the Stereoscope"; "Gems of Statuary"; comprehensive numbered sets of Switzerland, Rhine, Italy, Savoy, Holland House, Paris, etc.; views of Ireland taken ÷58; art coll. of Duc De Morny, pub. by Ch. Gaudin, Paris.. B. 16, D. 96. Also likely made fine early series of Europe in 50s pub. in France, with no attribution. SEE NSA monograph on his North American series. Major coll., T. K. Treadwell.
T.K. Treadwell & William C. Darrah (Compiled by), Wolfgang, Sell (Updated by), 11/28/2003, Photographers of the World (Non-USA), (National Stereoscopic Association)
|Credit: National Stereoscopic Association with corrections and additions by Alan Griffiths and others.|
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