The Athletic Club at Bowling Green

Harry Fenn American, born England

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An inscription on the back of this drawing suggests that it was made to illustrate an article on Port Sunlight, the idealistic worker community established outside Liverpool in England. Born outside London, and trained as a wood engraver for the Dalziel Brothers, Fenn moved to New York in 1857 and became a prominent illustrator known for his landscape imagery. He contributed to the lavishly illustrated "Picturesque America," published by D. Appleton (1870–72), followed by "Picturesque Europe" (1875–79), and "Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt" (1881–84). The present drawing dates from his later career, when he often contributed to periodicals such as "Century Magazine," "Harper’s Weekly," "Harper’s Monthly" and "Scribner’s."

The Athletic Club at Bowling Green, Harry Fenn (American (born England), Surrey 1845–1911 Montclair, New Jersey), Watercolor, gouache and graphite

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