John Cheney (engraver)

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Portrait of John Cheney

John Cheney (1801-1885) was an engraver in Boston, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia in the 19th century.[1][2][3] He travelled in Europe in the 1830s. His brothers were Seth Wells Cheney and Ward Cheney.[4] Examples of Cheney's work are in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.[5] In 1833, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Honorary Academician.


  1. ^ Boston Directory. 1848, 1852
  2. ^ Sally Pierce (1997), Early American Lithography, Boston, Mass: Boston Athenaeum, ISBN 0-934552-64-9, OCLC 37048588, 0934552649 
  3. ^ "John Cheney's Work." New York Times, Aug. 23, 1885
  4. ^ Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney. Memoir of Seth W. Cheney, artist. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1881
  5. ^ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Collections. Retrieved 2011-12-21

Further reading[edit]

  • Sylvester Rosa Koehler. Catalogue of the engraved and lithographed work of John Cheney and Seth Wells Cheney. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1891

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