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Powell, William Henry 1823-1879 Artist; born in New York City, Feb. 14, 1823; began the study of art early in life in his native city and later studied in Europe. His historical works include De Soto discovering the Mississippi; Perry's victory on Lake Erie; Siege of Vera Cruz; Battle of Buena Vista; Landing of the Pilgrims; Scott's entry into the City of Mexico; Washington at Valley Forge; and Christopher Columbus before the Court of Salamanca. He died in New York City, Oct. 6, 1879.