Staunton in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Beyer Print of Staunton
Edward Beyer, a graduate of Dusseldorf Academy of Art in Germany, first traveled to America in 1848 and initially settled in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. This German artist then traveled extensively in Virginia until 1857.
The on-site paintings he created depicts Virginia's great spas, cities, and rural landscapes in the years just prior to the Civil War.
Upon his return from Germany, Beyer's paintings were transformed into lithographs by Rau & Son in Dresden and Loeillot & Co. in Berlin. The result was a series of lithographs as well as The Album of Virginia, published in 1857 that is his best known work.
Erected 2016 by Friends of the Sears Hill Bridge Committee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
Location. 38° 8.813′ N, 79° 4.376′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 Middlebrook Ave, Staunton VA 24401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Staunton Historic Districts (here, next to this marker); Barnas Sears, Woodrow Park, & Sears Hill Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Sears Hill Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the C&O Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Staunton (within shouting distance of this marker); Staunton’s Wharf Historic District History (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Passenger Terminal (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Alexander Humphreys (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staunton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.