8 - 9 September 2004
Property from the High Museum of Art, Sold to benefit the Acquisitions Fund
Henry Brittan Willis (British, 1810-1884)
Figures towing the barge Pennsylvania upstream in a river landscape
signed 'H. Willis' (lower center)
oil on canvas
28 x 36½ in. (70.1 x 92.7 cm.)
Colonel Clifford C. Early, by whom given to The High Museum of Art.
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Henry Brittan Willis was born in Bristol and worked there until 1842 when he travelled to America, where he lived for a year. He established himself in London thereafter.
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