Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Powis, William Henry

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POWIS, WILLIAM HENRY (1808–1836), wood-engraver, born in 1808, was regarded as one of the best wood-engravers in his day. Some cuts of great merit by him are in Martin and Westall's ‘Pictorial Illustrations of the Bible,’ published in 1833; in Scott's Bible, edition of 1834; ‘The Solace of Song,’ and other works. A very promising career was cut short by his death in 1836, at the early age of twenty-eight.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Chatto and Jackson's Treatise on Wood Engraving (ed. 1861), p. 544.]

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