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Parsons, Charles (1821-1910) UK->USA

Category: PAINTERS

ParsonsCVCharles Parsons was a British-born artist who emigrated to America, where he painted in oil and watercolor as well as working in lithography. After being apprenticed to George Endicott, Charles Parsons worked for Nathaniel Currier, later Currier & Ives. He became head of the art department of Harper’s publishing firm in 1863.

He was elected an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design and of the New York Water Color Society. Parsons is perhaps best known for his role in helping to create the classic look of Currier & Ives’ popular lithographs, along with the artists Louis Maurer, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Fanny Palmer, Thomas Worth and George Henry Durrie (Bonfante-Warren).

Charles Parsons - 9 LITHOGRAPHS
Charles Parsons
The yacht "Maria" 216 tons
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Yachts on a summer cruise
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R.T.Y.C. Schr. Cambria 199 tons
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The yacht "Dauntless" of New York: off Queenstown Ireland July 13th. 1869
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The yacht "Sappho" of New York: leaving Sandy Hook July 28th. 1869 bound to Europe
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Sloop Yacht "Pocahontas" of New York
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A "Crack" sloop in a race to windward: Yacht Gracie of New York
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Sloop yachts Mischief and Atalanta in the race for "The America Cup"
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Yacht Puritan of Boston
     

 

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