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Drawing folder, with four travel scenes.
Great Britain, approximately [1840?]
Physical Description:
1 folder : embossed paperboard ; 27 x 24 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC790 .D73 1840+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
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Drawings & Watercolors
Hand-made folder made from two sheets of pink embossed paperboard, with hand-stitched spine of pink silk and pink silk ties at all three unbound edges. The ornate floral embossing on each of the two sheets frames four central panels (13 x 9 cm) onto which the owner has drawn four scenes, in graphite. The drawings are relatively skilled, depicting (from front to back): [1] An English (?) town or village, with small river (illegible inscription); [2] The Franciscan monastery and church of Santa Lucia in front of the city of Syracuse; [3] The tomb of Theron, The temples of Concord and Juno Lucina; [4] From Clifton Down (Avon Gorge).
Presumably the folder was intended to hold sheets used for sketching.
Subject Terms:
Avon Gorge (Bristol, England)
Chiesa di Santa Lucia (Syracuse, Italy)
Drawing materials -- Specimens.
Parco Valle dei Templi (Italy)
Syracuse (Italy)
Graphite drawings.
Embossed prints.
Drafting, drawing and writing equipment.

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