Cincinnati, engraving by William Wellstood after an illustration by Samuel B. Munson.
Hand-colored engraving, measures 8.25″ x 5″ including border. Brightly colored. Mild toning and spotting. Circled number penciled on lower front corner and two animal drawings penciled on verso. Short closed tear along lower edge, repaired on verso. From The Family Circle and Parlor Annual, Volume VII, Number 10, June 1848. A lovely example of this panoramic view of Cincinnati’s Public Landing during the mid-nineteenth century.
William Wellstood (1819-1900) was born in Scotland and came to the United States with his family in 1830. He and his older brother John both became engravers. While John worked in the field of banknote engraving, William devoted himself to engraving portraits, landscapes and historical subjects. He created a large body of work and gained a notable reputation in his profession.