Bentley began his career working for the Fielding brothers as an engraver. He was elected an Associate of the Old Watercolour Society in 1834 and a full Member in 1843. He painted all round Britain, and visited the Channel Islands and northern France.
Marine and coastal artist; engraver
works and access
Works include: Shipwreck off St Michael's Mount, Cornwall (1833; Whitworth AG)
Access to work: Whitworth Art Gallery
Old Watercolour Society (Associate 1834; Full 1843)