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Last NameWestall    
Given NameWilliam    
alt. NamesW. W. ;     
MarriageAnn Sedgwick in 1820    
ChildrenMary, William, Thomas, Richard, Robert, sister    
Year born1781 in Hertford, England    
Year died1850    
Place of deathSt. John's Wood, Hampstead, London    
Father's occupationbrewery manager Benjamin Westall    
Relativesmother: Martha Harbord; 4 step-siblings: half-brother Richard Westall (1765-1836) painter/illustrator; brother-in-law William Daniell marine painter    
Educationtaught by his brother Richard Westall at the Royal Academy    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forJohn Sibthorp (1758-1796): Flora Graeca ; botanist Peter Good (1xxx-1803) ; Robert Brown (1773-1858) ; Voyage Terra Australis 1814 ; Westall: Views Australian Scenery & Foreign Scenery (1811) ;    
PatronageSociety of Artists and Royal Academy; Capt. Matthew Flinders, Joseph Banks    
Collaborators-> Ferdinand Bauer ; John Sowerby ; James Sowerby ; publisher Rudolph Ackermann ; engraver J. Byrne ; engraver S. Middiman ; engraver J. Pye ; engraver W. Woolnoth ;    
Techniquesdrawing, watercolor, copperplate engraving, aquatint; botanical, topographic , landscape oil painting, lithography    
Archival sourcesNational Archive of Australia. http://www.abc.net.au/navigators/naturalists/westall.htm    
Published sourcesAKL ; ThB 35 1942: 443 ; H. W. Lack: Die Frontispieze von Sibthorps Flora Graeca, Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 99B (1997): 615-654 ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966; Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 (without number) ;    
otherActive as a landscape artist and figure draughtsman on board HMS Investigator 1801-5 to Australia. Further Places of Activity: China, India, Madeira, and Jamaica.    

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