William E Hitchcock
(c.1822 - 1906)
William E. Hitchcock was active/lived in Pennsylvania. William Hitchcock is known for book cover, sheet music and book illustration, bird lithography.
Biography William E. Hitchcock
William E. Hitchcock, born in Pennsylvania ca. 1822, worked as a lithographer in Philadelphia ca. 1852-ca. 1861. Hitchcock lithographed work for P. S. Duval and John T. Bowen, including sheet music covers and book illustrations.
Most of his known lithographs are plates printed by Bowen for Cassin's Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America (1855) and Audubon's The Birds of America" ( 1840-1844) and "The Quadrupeds of North America (1849-1854).
According to Peters, Hitchcock also delineated drawings for naturalist Louis Agassiz and worked for Thomas Sinclair whose son John married his daughter. Although also purported by Peters to have killed himself in 1880
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