Penn Library Department of Special Collections

William Penn

Keffer Collection of Sheet Music,
ca. 1790-1895

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Philadelphia Lithographers: Edward W. Clay (1799-1857)

Edward W. Clay was born in Philadelphia April 19, 1799. He was admitted to the bar March 12, 1825 but pursued a career in art rather than one in law. His early works in Philadelphia were engraved by C. G. Childs and lithographed by Imbert. In 1837 Clay moved to New York where he worked with the Pendleton lithography company. By 1854 Clay's eyesight was failing so he took a job as register of the Court of Chancery and Clerk of the Orphans' Court of Delaware. Clay died December 31, 1857 in New York and was buried in the Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia.

Illustrations by Edward W. Clay in the Collection

Item No.TitleImprintPlate No.IllustrationThumbnail Image
Box 30
no. 24
The Hazel Eye : a ballad / written by F. W. N. Bayley ; composed by G. A. Hodson New York : Hewitt, 1832 None A woman seated at a table / Clay, delt. ; Lith. of Pendleton Hazel Eye


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