Henry Walton

Artist's Biography

View of Geneva, N.Y.

Engraving, c.1855.
Image 3 1/8 x 6 3/8" (8 x 16.3 cm).
Good condition. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95818
Price: $95.00
Publisher :
H. Walton, Del.; Felch, Sc. A finely engraved view based on Henry Waltons earlier lithograph. Geneva is located at the northern end of Seneca Lake and was incorporated in 1806. The Cayuga-Seneca canal is part of the watershed of Keuka Lake. It flows north through Geneva, connecting to the Erie canal. It is seen in the right quarter of this print.

Henry Walton (c.1804-1865). Little is known about his early life but it is suspected that he grew up in or near Saratoga Springs, New York. It is known that he apprenticed to Pendleton brothers in Boston in the late 1820’s, early 30’s. By 1836 he was on his own and produced his first lithographed town view, Geneva. Between 1836 and 1850 he produced a total of eight folio views. With the exception of Geneva he composed, drew on stone, published and likely hand colored each of them. At some point after 1850 he joined the gold rush to California. He prints, their design and coloring are uniquely his own.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - United States , New York State