- Also known as
primary name: Henshall, Josiah
- individual; printmaker; publisher/printer; British; Male
- Life dates
- 1835-55 1 Cloudesley Terrace, Islington
1841 Denmark Terrace, Islington (home)41
1851 4 Rochester Square, Camden Town (home)
22 Chalcot Square, Hampstead
- Engraver and copperplate printer. Engraved maps for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge 1831-1839, including Athens (1832), Berlin (1833), Birmingham (1838), Bordeaux (1832), Lisbon (1833), London (1836), Madrid (1831), Milan (1832), Oporto (1833) and Vienna (1833. Known for numerous other maps, architectural and landscape prints and book illustrations. Produced "Henshall's illustrated topography of twenty-five miles round London" 1837-1838.
Born London about 1801. Described as an engraver and printer on the 1841 Census, living at Denmark Terrace with his wife Mary and daughters Mary Ann (13) and Elizabeth (8). By now described as an engraver and painter, the 1851 Census gives his age as 50, with Mary (49 - from Coventry), and Elizabeth (20). The family had been joined by a nephew, Edward Townley (5), from Birmingham and a woman servant. Concentrated on painting from the 1840s, exhibiting seventy studies, mainly of buildings, at the London shows 1848-1863. By 1861 he had retired to Hampstead. Death aged 68 registered at Kensington in the final quarter of 1869.
- Information Laurence Worms (sources Censuses 1841-1861. COPAC. Graves. Hunnisett. PO 1846, 1855. Tooley.)