Foster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899

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Myles Birket Foster was a popular Victorian-era illustrator and watercolor painter, noted for his technical proficiency and rustic scenes. First apprenticed to a wood engraver, he later worked as an illustrator for books and periodicals before successfully publishing books of his own illustrations. He was perhaps best known for his watercolor paintings, employing a singular stippled technique to great effect.

From the description of Myles Birket Foster letters, announcement, and booklet, 1879-1964. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 152038608

From the description of Myles Birket Foster letters, announcement, and booklet, 1855-1964. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 56550666

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creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letter signed : Witley, Surrey, to William Vokins, 1877 June 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Miscellaneous drawings for book illustration, [before 1744]-1930s. Houghton Library
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letters signed (5) : Witley, Surrey, G.D. Tomlinson, 1863 Nov. 11-1878 Aug. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letters signed (2) : St. John's Wood, to Joseph, 1854 Jan. 9 and 1855 May 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letter signed : Witley, Surrey, to E. Pilgermann, 1864 Dec. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letter signed : Witley, Surrey, to E. Lambart, 1865 Nov. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow letters, poems, and photos, 1836-1881. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Foster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letter signed : Witley, to Joseph Crawhall, 1878 Aug. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letters signed (2) : Witley, Surrey, to "My dear Jerry", 1875 Jan. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letter signed : Witley, Surrey, to William Callow, 1876 Apr. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859. Correspondence, ca. 1829-1858. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Foster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899. Myles Birket Foster letters, announcement, and booklet, 1855-1964. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Hunt, Alfred, 1830-1896. Letters, ca. 1887-1896. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letters signed (5) : Witley, Surrey and Springfield Villas, to Robert Spencer, 1872 Jan. 29-1874 Jan. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph signature : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Royal Society of Painters in Water-Colours (Great Britain). Letters received by Samuel John Hodson, Secretary, ca. 1884-1899. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Foster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899. Myles Birket Foster letters, announcement, and booklet, 1879-1964. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Foster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899. Letters and drawings, 1859-1893, n.d. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, 1858 June 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library
creatorOf Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, Sir, 1833-1898. Autograph letters signed (ca. 28) : to various recipients, 1864-1897. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letter signed : Witley, Surrey, to F.A. Skidmore, [n.d.], "Thursday." Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letter signed : Witley, Surrey, to H.J. Carr, 1879 Feb. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888. Mary Howitt letters and poems, 1832-1887. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986,. Literary and historical letters and documents, [ca. 1661]-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Sir James Paget correspondence, 1784-1932, 1784-1932 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Foster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899. Prints for use in a coloring competition, 1889. Yale University, Yale Center for British Art
creatorOf Crawhall, Joseph, 1821-1896. Joseph Crawhall album : London, assembled 1890. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899,. Autograph letter signed from Myles Birket Foster to E.F. Flower [manuscript], 1862 June 1. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Millais, John Everett, Sir, 1829-1896. Autograph letter signed : Bowerswell, Perth, to Birket Foster, 1860 Dec. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dalziel, John Sanderson, 1838-1937. Letters, 1931, Denver, Colo., to Philip D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letter signed : Witley, Surrey, to John H. Scott, 1876 Jan. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letter signed : Witley, Surrey, to Giles Redmayne, 1875 Aug. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letters signed (39) : various places, from various recipients to Birket Foster ; some to other concerning Birket Foster, 1847-1871. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Roscoe, Henry E. (Henry Enfield), 1833-1915. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Foster, Myles Birket, 1825-1899. Myles Birket Foster : vertical file. Toledo Museum of Art
creatorOf Foster, Birket, 1825-1899. Autograph letter signed : Witley, Surrey, to A. Tooth, 1871 Mar. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Myles Birket Foster: Letters to Robert Dudley, 1873-1898 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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associatedWith Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, Sir, 1833-1898. person
associatedWith Callow, William, person
associatedWith Carr, H. J., person
associatedWith Crawhall, Joseph, 1821-1896, person
associatedWith Dalziel, John Sanderson, 1838-1937. person
associatedWith Farrer, W. T. person
correspondedWith Flower, Edward Fordham, 1805-1883 person
associatedWith Greenaway, John, 1816-1890. person
associatedWith Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888. person
associatedWith Hunt, Alfred, 1830-1896. person
associatedWith Lambert, E., person
associatedWith Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859. person
associatedWith Lohf, Kenneth A., person
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. person
associatedWith Millais, John Everett, Sir, 1829-1896. person
associatedWith Myles Birket Foster person
associatedWith Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899 person
associatedWith Pilgermann, E., person
associatedWith Pocock, Crawford J., person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Redmayne, Giles, person
associatedWith Roscoe, Henry E. (Henry Enfield), 1833-1915. person
associatedWith Royal Society of Painters in Water-Colours (Great Britain) corporateBody
associatedWith Scott, John H., person
associatedWith Skidmore, F. A., person
associatedWith Spencer, Robert, person
associatedWith Stormont. person
associatedWith Tomlinson, G. D., person
associatedWith Tooth, A., person
associatedWith Vokins, William, person
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Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain
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Engraving--19th century
Artists--19th century--Correspondence
Wood-engraving
Painting, British--19th century
Illustration of books--19th century
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Birth 1825-02-04

Death 1899-03-27

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English

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