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Illustration Art, Robert Fulton Book, Bill Farnsworth, 1999 (Sold)

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Bill Farnsworth (artist)
[Robert Fulton Apprenticed to Philadelphia Jeweler Jeremiah Andrews]
from Robert Fulton: From Submarine to Steamboat
American: c. 1999
Oil on canvas board
Signed lower right: FARNSWORTH
10 x 8.5 inches, image
12 x 10 inches, framed
Together with the book published by Holiday House
Provenance: Society of Illustrators, New York City

A painting by Farnsworth appearing in the book Robert Fulton – From Submarine to Steamboat by Steven Kroll (Holiday House: 1999). The painting shows Fulton as a jeweler’s apprentice. A woman is walking in the shop, and a window box is full of blooming geraniums. In the book, it accompanies the following text:

At about seventeen, Robert was apprenticed to Jeremiah Andrews, a jeweler in Philadelphia. There he wove hair into patterns for jewelry and began painting miniatures on chips of ivory.”
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Robert Fulton (1765-1815) was an American engineer and inventor who built the first commercially successful steamboat to operate in the U.S. He also designed submarines and warships and engineered canal systems.

Bill Farnsworth graduated from the Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida, in 1980. Since then, he has become a successful realist painter and illustrator, with over 20 children’s books to his credit. He is also a Signature member of The Oil Painters of America and a member of the American Society of Marine Artists. He is based in Venice, FloridaCondition: Very good with little or no wear.


Farnsworth, Bill. “The Art of Bill Farnsworth.” Bill Farnsworth. (26 June 2014).

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20th Century