Portrait of Hammatt Billings
Charles Howland Hammatt Billings (1818–1874) was an artist and architect from Boston, Massachusetts.
Among his works are the original illustrations for
(both the initial printing Uncle Tom's Cabin and an expanded 1853 edition), [1 ] the [2 ] National Monument to the Forefathers, the Civil War monument in Concord, Mass., and the 19th-century granite canopy (since replaced) for the Plymouth Rock memorial. He worked for some years with his brother Joseph Edward Billings, also an architect.
He was the artist of one of the well-noted portrayals of the
Battle of Lexington.
Selected designs [ edit ]
Image gallery [ edit ]
Liberator masthead, designed by Billings, 1850
1853 advertisement for "Hammatt Billings, designer and architect"
Plymouth Rock canopy, 1867 (replaced in 1920)
^ Stephen Railton, University of Virginia. "First edition illustrations, Uncle Tom's Cabin" . Retrieved 2006-05-18.
^ Stephen Railton, University of Virginia. "Illustrations for the "Splendid Edition"" . Retrieved 2006-05-18.
Further reading [ edit ]
M.M. Ballou. Life story of
Hosea Ballou: for the young. Boston: A. Tompkins, 1854. Illustrations by Billings. Google books
Bernstein, Robin (2011). . New York University Press, pages 95-97, 105-119. Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights, ISBN 978-0-8147-8708-3.
O'Gorman, James F. (1998). Accomplished in All Departments of Art: Hammatt Billings of Boston 1818-1874. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 1-55849-148-1. O’Gorman, James F.
Hammatt Billings, in The Private Library Autumn 1994, published by the Private Libraries Association
Richard Stoddard (January 1972). "Hammatt Billings, Artist and Architect" (PDF). Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities . Retrieved 2006-05-18.
Sammarco, Anthony Mitchell (October, 2010). Milton: A Compendium. Charleston, SC: The History Press. ISBN 978-1-59629-377-9. Chapter One includes a biography of Billings