- Also known as
Edward J Whymper
primary name: Whymper, Edward J
- individual; printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male
- Life dates
- Holmwood, 82 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, London (1907-1911)
- Occasional draughtsman and engraver on wood, illustrator, landscape watercolourist and alpinist. Son of the wood-engraver Josiah Whymper and brother of Charles and Frederick Whymper (qq.v.). Travelled to the Disko Bay area in Greenland in 1867 (with Scottish botanist Robert Brown) and in 1872, making large collections on each occasion. The BM possesses a box with his wood-engraving tools; prints are signed with either variant spelling of his name.
'Scrambles Amongst the Alps', 1871; 'Travels Amongst the Great Andes, 1892; "Greenland exploration.", 'Athenaeum', 7 December 1867, 767; "Explorations in Greenland.", 'Good Words', 25, 1884, pp. 38-43, pp. 96-103, pp.183-189;
"Greenland.", 'Alpine Journal', 5, 870, pp.1-23.; "Report of proceedings to obtain a collection of fossil plants in North Greenland for the Committee of the British Association.", 'Report of the thirty-ninth meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, John Murray, 1870; "Researches in Greenland", 'Nature', 7 November 1872, 8; "Some notes on Greenland and the Greenlanders", 'Alpine Journal 6, 1873, pp. 160-168, pp. 208-220.
- R K Engen, 'Dictionary of Victorian Wood Engravers', 1985