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ALBERT HENRY PAYNE (England, London 1812-1902 / act: Germany)

Albert Henry Payne The engraver and publisher Albert Henry Payne was born on 14 December 1812 in London, England. Since 1838 in Leipzig, Payne learned the artisan trade of steel engraving, and simultaneously worked as a painter and illustrator. In 1845 Payne became a citizen of Leipzig, where he founded the publishing company "Englische Kunstanstalt". For his publishing house, Payne produced illustrations for works such as "Payne's Boy" (1845), "Dresden Gall" (1845); "Payne's illustrated London" (1846); "Payne's Orbis Pictus" (1851), "Payne's Panorama des Wissens und der Gewerbe" (1859). His oeuvre furthermore included colorized steel engraving "Rainvilles Garten" (ca. 1850); colorized steel engraving "Tivoli Theater in Hamburg" (ca. 1860); steel engraving "Pyrawang in Österreich" (ca. 1840); watercolored steel engraving "Stolpen" (ca. 1840); and steel engraving "State Street with Bank and Old State House, Boston" (ca. 1845). Albert Henry Payne died on 7 May 1902 in Leipzig.

[Megakles Rogakos 08/2008]

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