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ID: 500124270
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500124270

 
Record Type: Person
White, John (English watercolorist and draftsman, ca. 1540-ca. 1593-1606, active in America)

Note: John White was the artist of the 1585 expedition sent to Roanoke Island by Sir Walter Raleigh to investigate the possibilty of establishing a colony. He completed about 60 watercolors and drawings of the flora, fauna, and the native inhabitants, and made maps of the Viriginia coast before he returned to England with Sir Francis Drake in 1586. Sir Walter Raleigh named White governor of the colony and he sailed back to Virginia with his family in 1587. Later that year he returned to England for supplies and was prevented from returning until 1590 because of the Armada and England's war with Spain. When he did return, the settlers and "the lost colony" had disappeared, including his granddaughter, Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. Twenty-three of White's Virginia watercolors were engraved by Theodore De Bry as illustrations for his 1590 book on the new world. English colonist in Virginia and the Carolinas; painter, cartographer, illustrator, ethnographer. SAF gives the less inclusive dates.

Names:
White, John (preferred,V,index)
John White (V,display)
White, John, I (V)
White, John I (V)
John I White (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
watercolorist
draftsman
explorer
public officer / government official

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  England (United Kingdom) (country)
Died:  Ireland (Europe) (nation)

Events:
active:   United States (North and Central America) (nation)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  White, John (I)

Biographies:
(English watercolorist and draftsman, ca. 1540-ca. 1593-1606, active in America) ..... [VP Preferred]
(English painter, explorer, colonial official, act. 1585-1593) ..... [BHA]
(British, fl. 1585-1593) ..... [GRLPSC]
(British artist, op. 1585-1593) ..... [WCP]
(British artist, circa 1540-1606) ..... [WCI]
(British artist, ca.1540-1606) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(English painter, flourished 1577-1593) ..... [AVERY]
(English painter, flourished 1585-1593) ..... [AVERY]
(English watercolourist) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
John I White ........ [VP, WL-Courtauld]
.........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
John White ........ [Grove Art, VP]
......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
White, John ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRLPA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred]
........................  Ask Art [online] (2003) accessed 30 April 2004
........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
........................  British Museum Catalogue of British Drawings (1960)
........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
........................  Mallalieu, British Watercolour Artists (1986-1990) 2, 260
........................  SIRIS [online] (2001-2004) accessed 30 April 2004
........................  Who Was Who In American Art (1999) 3, 3542
White, John, I ........ [VP]
.............................  Witt Computer Index database
White, John I ........ [WL-Courtauld Preferred]
...........................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, GRLPA, Grove Art, VP, WCI, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Ask Art [online] (2003) accessed 30 April 2004
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976) 10, 718
....................  British Museum Catalogue of British Drawings (1960)
....................  Database for the Witt Checklist of Painters c. 1200-1976 (1978-)
....................  DNB: Oxford National Biography [online] (2004-)
....................  DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 30 April 2004
....................  Hulton, America 1585 (1984)
....................  Mallalieu, British Watercolour Artists (1986-1990) 2, 260
....................  SIRIS [online] (2001-2004) accessed 30 April 2004
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
....................  Who Was Who In American Art (1999) 3, 3542
....................  Witt Computer Index database
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Ask Art [online] (2003) accessed 30 April 2004
.......... DNB: Oxford National Biography [online] (2004-)
.......... Who Was Who In American Art (1999) 3, 3542
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