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John Banvard (1815–1891)

Banvard, John. An American artist, poet, and dramatist, brother of Joseph Banvard; born in New York in 1815; died in 1891. He was best known by his panorama of the Mississippi River, covering three miles of canvas, which was exhibited in the chief cities of Europe and America. He wrote a great number of poems; several plays; ‘Banvard, or the Adventures of an Artist’ (1849); ‘Pilgrimage to the Holy Land’ (1852); etc.