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Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown

Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Creator: Unknown
Folly Ditch, Jacobs Island, (c1878). Jacobs Island, a notorious slum on the south bank of the River Thames in Bermondsey, London, was made famous in Charles Dickenss novel Oliver Twist

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Viaduct on the Baltimore & Washington Railroad, c1838. Artist: Henry Adlard

Viaduct on the Baltimore & Washington Railroad, c1838. Artist: Henry Adlard
Viaduct on the Baltimore & Washington Railroad, c1838. Illustration after a painting by William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854) who visited the United States in the 1830s

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Walkers Pillar, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1860. Artist: R Wallis

Walkers Pillar, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1860. Artist: R Wallis
Walkers Pillar, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 1860. Walkers Monument, a doric column eighty feet high, was erected to perpetuate the memory of Reverend George Walker (1645-1690)

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: The Genius of Poetry Finding Burns at the Plough, 1840. Artist: John Rogers

The Genius of Poetry Finding Burns at the Plough, 1840. Artist: John Rogers
The Genius of Poetry Finding Burns at the Plough, 1840. Robert Burns, Scottish poet. Burns (1759-1796) was a pioneer of the Romantic movement

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Hadgi (Mecca pilgrims) encamped near Antioch, on the banks of the Orontes, Turkey, 1841

Hadgi (Mecca pilgrims) encamped near Antioch, on the banks of the Orontes, Turkey, 1841. Artist: Henry Adlard
Hadgi (Mecca pilgrims) encamped near Antioch, on the banks of the Orontes, Turkey, 1841. From Syria, the Holy land and Asia Minor, volume I, by John Carne, published by Fisher, Son & Co

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: The Modern Job! Or John Bull and his Comforts!, 1816

The Modern Job! Or John Bull and his Comforts!, 1816
The Modern Job! Or John Bull and his Comforts!, Pub. 1816 (hand coloured engraving)

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Collieries, c1805

Collieries, c1805. Pithead scene at a coal mine. At the bottom a horse whim is raising coal from the pit and a man is breaking coal with a pick

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, London, 1736. Artist: William Henry Toms

All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, London, 1736. Artist: William Henry Toms
All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, London, 1736. South-east view of All Hallows Barking (by the Tower), Great Tower Street

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: The Great Khan at Damascus, 1841. Artist: W Kelsall

The Great Khan at Damascus, 1841. Artist: W Kelsall
The Great Khan at Damascus, 1841. Illustration from Syria, the Holy land and Asia Minor, Volume I, by John Carne, series of views drawn from nature by W H Bartlett, William Purser, and Thomas Allom

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Three Graces, 1840s. Creators: William Henry Fox Talbot, Antonio Canova

Three Graces, 1840s. Creators: William Henry Fox Talbot, Antonio Canova
Three Graces, 1840s

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: The Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, mid 19th century. Creator: WH Egleton

The Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, mid 19th century. Creator: WH Egleton
The Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, mid 19th century. Biblical scene, from Judges 16: 21: But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Make not my Fathers house an house of merchandise, mid 19th century

Make not my Fathers house an house of merchandise, mid 19th century. Biblical scene, from John 2: 16: And said unto them that sold doves

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Herod being reproved by him... shut up John in prison, mid 19th century. Creator

Herod being reproved by him... shut up John in prison, mid 19th century. Creator
Herod being reproved by him for many evils, shut up John in prison, mid 19th century. Biblical scene from Luke 3: 19 & 20

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Macklins House, Tavistock Row, (1881). Creator: Unknown

Macklins House, Tavistock Row, (1881). Creator: Unknown
Macklins House, Tavistock Row, (1881). The house of actor Charles Macklin (1690-1797) at Tavistock Row, Covent Garden, London

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: 3673977

3673977

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Prince William Henry as midshipman Later King William IV

Prince William Henry as midshipman Later King William IV
6266137 Prince William Henry as midshipman Later King William IV by English School, (18th century); (add.info.: Prince William Henry, 1765-1837, later William IV)

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Earl of Dalkeith (William Henry), Henry John and Walter Charles Scott Douglas

Earl of Dalkeith (William Henry), Henry John and Walter Charles Scott Douglas, son of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch
5912904 Earl of Dalkeith (William Henry), Henry John and Walter Charles Scott Douglas, son of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch, 7th Duke of Queensberry

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Behind the Times, (oil on canvas)

Behind the Times, (oil on canvas)
989859 Behind the Times, (oil on canvas) by Gore, William Henry (fl.1880-1916); 76.2x55.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Behind the Times. William Henry Gore (1880-1916). Oil on canvas

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: William Henry (Clarencieux) (engraving)

William Henry (Clarencieux) (engraving)
978543 William Henry (Clarencieux) (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: William Henry (Clarencieux)

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: The Arrival of Prince William Henry to New York, c. 1781 (hand-coloured engraving)

The Arrival of Prince William Henry to New York, c. 1781 (hand-coloured engraving)
497588 The Arrival of Prince William Henry to New York, c.1781 (hand-coloured engraving) by Leizel, Balthasar Friedrich (18th century); 47.9x38.2 cm; Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Keeler, New York, American League, from the White Border series (T206) for the American

Keeler, New York, American League, from the White Border series (T206) for the American Tobacco Company, 1909-11. Played for the Baltimore Orioles and Brooklyn Superbas in the National League

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Lady on a Lawyers Knee—Romance, February 8, 1787. Creator: William Henry Wood

Lady on a Lawyers Knee—Romance, February 8, 1787. Creator: William Henry Wood
Lady on a Lawyers Knee--Romance, February 8, 1787

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare, Act V, Scene IV), 1823. Creator: William Henry Watt

Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare, Act V, Scene IV), 1823. Creator: William Henry Watt
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare, Act V, Scene IV), 1823

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: William Shakespeare, 1795. Creator: Samuel Ireland

William Shakespeare, 1795. Creator: Samuel Ireland
William Shakespeare, 1795

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Silhouette of Edward Worth of Saco, Maine, 1828-83. Creator: William Henry Brown

Silhouette of Edward Worth of Saco, Maine, 1828-83. Creator: William Henry Brown
Silhouette of Edward Worth of Saco, Maine, 1828-83

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Silhouette of an unknown man in a top hat and tails, 1828-83

Silhouette of an unknown man in a top hat and tails, 1828-83

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Portrait of a Woman before a Window, before 1860. Creator: William Henry Brown

Portrait of a Woman before a Window, before 1860. Creator: William Henry Brown
Portrait of a Woman before a Window, before 1860

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Silhouette of a Young Man Before an Open Window, Facing Right, before 1860

Silhouette of a Young Man Before an Open Window, Facing Right, before 1860

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Silhouette Portrait of John Randolph, 1844. Creator: E. B. & E. C. Kellogg

Silhouette Portrait of John Randolph, 1844. Creator: E. B. & E. C. Kellogg
Silhouette Portrait of John Randolph, 1844

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Silhouette Portrait of Martin Van Buren, 1844. Creators: William Henry Brown, E. B

Silhouette Portrait of Martin Van Buren, 1844. Creators: William Henry Brown, E. B
Silhouette Portrait of Martin Van Buren, 1844

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Silhouette of Nathaniel Babson of Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1828-83

Silhouette of Nathaniel Babson of Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1828-83

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Grandfathers Portrait, from 'Illustrated London News', January 4, 1862

Grandfathers Portrait, from "Illustrated London News", January 4, 1862
Grandfathers Portrait, from " Illustrated London News", January 4, 1862

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: The Proscribed Royalist, January 15, 1858. Creator: William Henry Simmons

The Proscribed Royalist, January 15, 1858. Creator: William Henry Simmons
The Proscribed Royalist, January 15, 1858

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Windsor Castle in 1844 - Queen Victoria and Prince Albert leaving the Castle for London

Windsor Castle in 1844 - Queen Victoria and Prince Albert leaving the Castle for London. From " Pictorial Times", 1844

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: William H. Seward, from the series Great Americans (N76) for Duke brand cigarettes, 1888

William H. Seward, from the series Great Americans (N76) for Duke brand cigarettes, 1888

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Lacock Abbey, 1850s. Creator: Unknown

Lacock Abbey, 1850s. Creator: Unknown
Lacock Abbey, 1850s

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: William Henry Harrison, ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes, Albert Sands Southworth

William Henry Harrison, ca. 1850. Creators: Josiah Johnson Hawes, Albert Sands Southworth
William Henry Harrison, ca. 1850

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Mer de Glace from Montanvert, 1852. 1852. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot

Mer de Glace from Montanvert, 1852. 1852. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot
Mer de Glace from Montanvert, 1852

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: [Dandelion Seeds], 1858 or later. 1858 or later. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot

[Dandelion Seeds], 1858 or later. 1858 or later. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot
[Dandelion Seeds], 1858 or later

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: [The Reading Establishment], 1846. 1846. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot

[The Reading Establishment], 1846. 1846. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot
[The Reading Establishment], 1846

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: The Tomb of Sir Walter Scott, in Dryburgh Abbey, 1844. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot

The Tomb of Sir Walter Scott, in Dryburgh Abbey, 1844. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot
The Tomb of Sir Walter Scott, in Dryburgh Abbey, 1844

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: The Ancient Vestry, 1845. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot

The Ancient Vestry, 1845. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot
The Ancient Vestry, 1845

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: [Wild Fennel], 1841-42. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot

[Wild Fennel], 1841-42. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot
[Wild Fennel], 1841-42

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Cloisters of Lacock Abbey, 1842. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot

Cloisters of Lacock Abbey, 1842. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot
Cloisters of Lacock Abbey, 1842

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Entrance Gateway, Queens College, Oxford, April 9, 1843

Entrance Gateway, Queens College, Oxford, April 9, 1843

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Part of Queens College, Oxford, September 4, 1843. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot

Part of Queens College, Oxford, September 4, 1843. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot
Part of Queens College, Oxford, September 4, 1843

Background imageWilliam Henry Collection: Gate of Christchurch, before September 1844. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot

Gate of Christchurch, before September 1844. Creator: William Henry Fox Talbot
Gate of Christchurch, before September 1844



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"William Henry: Capturing the Essence of History through Art" Step into the world of William Henry, an artist who skillfully brought historical moments to life through his captivating artworks. From Folly Ditch to Jacobs Island in 1878, he transported viewers to forgotten corners of London's past, revealing its hidden stories and secrets. In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, in 1860, Henry painted Walkers Pillar with such precision that one could almost feel the breeze sweeping across this iconic landmark. But it wasn't just landscapes that fascinated him; he also delved into the realm of literature and poetry. The Genius of Poetry Finding Burns at the Plough depicted a poignant encounter between creativity and labor, showcasing Henry's ability to capture profound emotions on canvas. All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church stood tall in his artwork from 1736, displaying both architectural grandeur and religious significance. Henry was not afraid to tackle social issues either. His piece titled "The Modern Job. Or John Bull and his Comforts. " satirically critiqued societal norms during 1816. Meanwhile, The Great Khan at Damascus transported us back to ancient times in 1841 when cultures collided along historic trade routes. His travels took him further afield as well – Hadgi encamped near Antioch showcased pilgrims on their journey through Turkey's picturesque landscape in 1841. The Philistines took him. . Portrayed a biblical tale with haunting realism during the mid-19th century. Religion played a significant role throughout Henry's career too; Make not my Father's house an house of merchandise conveyed a powerful message about sacred spaces being exploited for profit during this same period. Macklins House allowed us a glimpse into Victorian society within Tavistock Row in 1881. Not limited by time or place alone, William Henry ventured even further back into history with Eleanor of Castile, Queen Consort of King Edward I.