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Alexander Hay Ritchie
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Birth: 1822, Scotland
Death: 1895, USA

OBITUARY: Alexander H. Ritchie, N.A., the well known artist and engraver, died at New Haven yesterday. Mr. Ritchie was born at Glasgow, Scotland, in 1822, and was brought up in Edinburgh, where he made his early studies at Herliot's hospital. He was apprenticed to the press builders, G. B. & P. Ritchie, while yet a boy, but, while learning the trade, found time to gratify his leaning toward art by studies under Sir William Allen at the Royal Scottish academy, in which he made such progress that he took four premiums during his first year as a student. When he had completed the term of his apprenticeship, in 1843, he abandoned his trade altogether, crossed the ocean to Canada and commenced life over again as a portrait painter and after took up the practice of steel engraving under Doney. From Canada he went to New York, where his reputation as an artist and engraver was won. He held rank in his day as the foremost engraver in stipple and mezzotint in this country. Mr. Ritchie was a member of St. Andrew's society and had been a member of the National Academy of Design since 1871. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter.
(Brooklyn Eagle, September 22, 1895, page 10) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Emily Punderson Ritchie (____ - 1899)
  Eliza Begg Ritchie (1821 - 1848)*
 
 Children:
  Eliza B Ritchie (1847 - 1852)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
The Evergreens Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
 
Created by: BKGenie
Record added: Aug 03, 2009
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Alexander Hay Ritchie
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You are an amazing and gifted engraver and your images bring history to life even now, 150+ years later.
- DeerfieldmomNJ
 Added: Sep. 1, 2013
 
 
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