Person    | Male  Born 27/1/1799  Died 27/9/1854

Frederick Catherwood

Categories: Architecture, Art, Exploring

Countries: South America

Artist, architect and explorer. Born at 21 Charles Square. Topographical artist. He visited many Mediterranean countries drawing their monuments and ruins. In 1839-40 Catherwood and John Lloyd Stephens visited Central America to record the ruins there. They are credited with the rediscovery of the Maya civilization.

His reaction to the California Gold Rush proves him no fool. He moved to San Francisco, not to mine for gold himself, but to sell supplies to the miners. Died crossing the Atlantic from Liverpool to New York when his steam ship collided with another.

Wikipedia think the image is probably a Catherwood self-portrait.

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Frederick Catherwood

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Charles Square mural - Catherwood

{On the tile at the top right of the scene:} Frederick Catherwood, architect ...

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St Michaels Church at Burleigh and Exeter Streets

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Philip Hardwick

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Croydon Palace

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