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William Goodacre (fl. 1829-1835). University of Virginia, Charlottesville. New York: Engraved and printed by Fenner Sears and Company; London: Published by I. T. Hinton and Simkin and Marshall, 1 Dec. 1831. 7 x 10 1/2 inches.
The artist William Goodacre, a landscape and still-life painter,
worked primarily in New York City, but he completed a number of Virginia
views, including one of the State Capitol, for inclusion in John Howard
Hinton's History and Topography of the United States, published
in both Philadelphia and London and first issued in installments between
1830 and 1832. Prepared in New York and published in London on 1
December 1831, Goodacre's finely detailed view of the University of
Virginia, Charlottesville appeared as a single work for sale during
the same period. The artist later completed views of Natural Bridge,
Harper's Ferry, and Richmond's Monumental Church, all of which were
published as engravings by S. Walker, of Boston. The numerous
nineteenth-century engravings and illustrations in the collections of
the Library of Virginia are among its most prized treasures.