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William Henry Powell
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1823
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 1879
New York, USA

Born on Walker Street, New York City.

Died at home, 32 West 28th Street, New York City.

Buried on October 9, 1879. (Article on his funeral: "New York Times", October 10, 1879 - Page 8)

Very famous artist. Although he also did portraits, he is most remembered as a painter of historical scenes. Two of his paintings are in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C:
- "Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto", 1853 / in the Rotunda.
- "Battle of Lake Erie", 1873 / in the U.S. Senate.

Among his other paintings are:
- "Siege of Vera Cruz"
- "Battle of Buena Vista"
- "Landing of the Pilgrims"
- "Washington at Valley Forge"
- "Christopher Columbus Before the Court of Salamanca" 
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 23 - Lot 3740
 
Created by: NWO
Record added: Jul 16, 2009
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William Henry Powell
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William Henry Powell
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