Andrew Varick Stout Anthony

Andrew Varick Stout Anthony (1835, in New York City – 1906) was a United States wood engraver.

Andrew Varick Stout Anthony
Born4 December 1835
New York, New York, United States
Died2 July 1906 (aged 70)
Occupationwood engraver
Notable work
Mabel Martin (1876), Ballads of New England (1870)


Anthony was the son of Eliza (Stout) and John Anthony.[1] He studied drawing and engraving under the best teachers in New York,[2] and was one of the original members of the American Water Color Society. He passed part of his professional life in New York and California, but settled in Boston in 1878.[citation needed]

He was married to Mary Aurelia (Walker). His grandson was actor Osgood Perkins, his great-grandson was actor Anthony Perkins, and his great-great-grandson is actor Oz Perkins.[3]


His most conspicuous success was achieved as a line engraver. Among his best known works are the illustrations for John Greenleaf Whittier's Snow-Bound (1867), Ballads of New England (1870), and Mabel Martin (1876); Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Skeleton in Armor (1877), and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1878).[2] The illustrated edition of Geraldine (a "rhythymic [sic?] romance" written by Alphonso A. Hopkins in 1881) was published in 1887 with illustrations "drawn, engraved, and printed under the supervision of A.V.S. Anthony." It is a particularly interesting edition because the illustrations are not only demonstrative of the themes, but are accurate drawings of sites and features along the St. Lawrence River.[4]


  1. ^ Palmquist, Peter E.; Kailbourn, Thomas R. (2000). Pioneer Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865. ISBN 9780804738835.
  2. ^ a b Wilson & Fiske 1900.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2014-05-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Geraldine, A Poem. With Illustrations. Copyright 1881 by James R. Osgood & Co; 1887 by Ticknor & Co.


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