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Sharpe, S
Great Britain, 1837.
Physical Description:
1 volume (approximately 200 leaves, with blanks) ; 26 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process PN6245.S53 A43 1837
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Bound in gilt-tooled morocco. The front pastedown bears the gilt-stamped leather owner's label of "S. Sharpe."
Album of prints, drawings, and verse, probably compiled by "S. Sharpe," circa 1837. The album is primarily comprised of early 19th-century engravings, some perhaps excerpted from contemporary books (such as literary annuals). They include genre prints, historical prints; marine prints; portrait prints; and ladies of the stage, including "Jenny Lind, Swedish Nightingale" and "Miss Fanny Kemble as Euphrasia." A smaller number of lithographs (of the same subjects) are also present. A small percentage of each are hand-colored. There is one medal engraving. The most unusual print is a hand-colored lithograph of what appears to be a woman playing a man in woman's costume, possibly a portrait of Sarah Louisa Fairbrother. Also present are a handful of watercolor drawings, including compositions of birds, shells and algea, and botanical illustrations. There are about five poems interspersed, copied in manuscript, in pen and black ink.
The album employs a wide variety of decorative papers, many colored, and some with borders of engraved or embossed designs.
Subject Terms:
Fairbrother, Louise.
Sharpe, S.
Embossed papers.
Engravings -- 1837.
Lithographs -- 1837.
Watercolors -- 1837.

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