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Last NameBeechey    
Given NameHenry William    
alt. NamesH. W. B. ;    
Year born1788 / 1789 in London    
Year died1862    
Place of deathNew Zealand    
Father's occupationcourt portraitist Sir Henry William Beechey ; Mary Ann Jones (c. 1760-1793) (mother)    
Relatives15 halfsiblings/4 siblings artists: ->George D (1798-1852), ->Richard Brydges, Fred W, Augusta (1812-), Fredericka Anne (1814-), S.R (1822-1859 fl.)     
Educationpainting from John Christian Schetky at Royal Naval School Portsmouth     
Country of ActivityEgypt    
Worked forGiovanni Battista Belzoni (1778-1823): Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, and Excavations, in Egypt and Nubia (London 1820) ;    
PatronageGiovanni Battista Belzoni (1778-1823) ; Henry Salt ; Earl Bathurst (1762-1834) ; Colonial Office ; Captain Frederick William Beechey ;    
Collaborators->George Duncan Beechey (brother) ; ->Richard Brydges Beechey (brother) ;    
Techniquesarchaeological, antiquitarian, topographic & geographic oil painting, watercolor, drawing    
Archival sources    
Published sourcesAKL 8 1994: 227 ; DNB ; Gentlemen's Magazine 3rd ser. 2 (1828): 109 ;    
otherNew Zealand from 1855; Thebes, Cyrenaica; exped artist for egyptologist G Belzon 1816-20 to Egypt; secretary to Consul General Salt in Cairo. Also active in England.    

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