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Henry Cheever Pratt

Henry Cheever Pratt (1803–1880) was an American artist and explorer. He lived in Boston, Massachusetts.[1][2]


Born in New England and trained by Samuel F.B. Morse, Pratt painted landscapes of Maine on painting trips with Thomas Cole and of the American Southwest while on boundary surveying expeditions. John Russell Bartlett's A Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora and Chihuahua (2 vols., 1854) contains 30 of Pratt's illustrations.

Pratt's paintings include View of Smith's West Texas Ranch (1852) now owned by the

H.C. Pratt also painted portraits. Through his career, portrait subjects included:[4]

  • Josefa Anchondo
  • John Russell Bartlett(1852)
  • Henry Gardner Bridges
  • Adeline Burr Ellery[5]
  • Nicholas Emery
  • Isaac Ilsley
  • Adoniram Judson
  • Marquis de Lafayette
  • James Wiley Magoffin (1852)
  • Benjamin Pierce
  • Martha C. Dickinson Pooke
  • William Johnson Walker[6]
  • Russell Warren
  • John B. Wheeler

Image gallery


External links

  • Fort Yuma, Colorado River. 1850

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