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James Gilchrist Benton

 (1825 - 1861)
James Gilchrist Benton was active/lived in New Hampshire, Texas.  James Benton is known for topographic sketches, missions.

Biography   James Gilchrist Benton


From New Hampshire, James Gilchrist Benton was an army officer stationed in San Antonio, Texas where he sketched the Spanish missions, battlefields of the Texas Revolution and other Texas subjects.

Using these sketches, New Orleans painter Charles Smith did a series of paintings on 10,000 square feet of canvas and 300 feet long titled the Moving Panorama of Texas and California. Called a newsreel, it was first shown in New Orleans in 1842, and then in towns along the Mississippi River.

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