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Estcourt, Thomas Grimston Bucknall, 1775–1853


Great Britain ; Belgium ; Switzerland ; Italy, 1826-1851.
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3 v. : ill. ; 19 x 27 cm, and smaller.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process D919.E88 S64 1826
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Drawings & Watercolors
Three sketchbooks by Thomas Grimston Bucknall Estcourt, of British and Continental scenery.
Volume 1 comprises 18 pages of small sketches in graphite, mainly of rural scenery and details in the manner of Pyne's Microcosm. It is dated at front June 21, 1826.
Volume 2 comprises sketches made during travels in Belgium and Switzerland. It includes 10 landscape studies mainly in sepia or grey wash, several added with color, together with four rudimentary graphite sketches, and a page of rural characters, ploughs, etc. There is a large colored drawing of a barque, presumably the boat they traveled on for part of their trip along the River Meuse. Several drawings are of scenery "entre Namur et Huy sur Meuse"; another is of a well near Strasbourg, and as the scenery becomes mountainous there is a "view from Thun" and others of Staubbach, Eiger Alps from Grindelwald. Circa 1840.
Volume 3 consists of sketches made during travels in Italy, including seven watercolor drawings or studies, and seven faint unfinished sketches in graphite. Written on the inside cover is "Thomas Grimston Bucknall Estcourt of Estcourt. Sketches by him"; with his wax seal. A drawing of Pisa is dated Nov. 3, 1851.
Subject Terms:
Belgium -- Pictorial works.
Estcourt, Thomas Grimston Bucknall, 1775-1853.
Grand tours (Education)
Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Italy -- Pictorial works.
Switzerland -- Pictorial works.
Graphite drawings.
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