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Davy, Henry, active 1829
Original drawings for A series of etchings illustrative of the architectural antiquities of Suffolk.
England, 1817-1828.
Physical Description:
70 drawings ; each approximately by 30 x 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2017 12 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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View catalog record for Davy's published work, with which the present drawings are bound
Drawings & Watercolors
Sixty-three of the drawings are in graphite and brown wash. The remaining seven -- of Bury St. Edmunds (3), North Cove Church, Walberswick Church, Covehithe Church, and Bungay Church -- are in full watercolor over graphite. Drawings match the size of their published versions; each drawing is affixed to a blank leaf in the volume, facing its corresponding etching.
About half of the drawings are signed by Davy; a smaller number are dated. Dates match or precede the year of the published etching. A handful of drawings, however, are dated 1828 -- at least one year after the date of the etched versions. These scenes may have been redrawn to complete the set.
The volume is bound in later quarter black morocco and marbled boards. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Barclay, of Henstead House; Barclay's name appears on the list of original subscribers for a large paper copy of Davy's published work.
Blatchly, J. Topographers of Suffolk, page 18
Includes 70 drawings by Henry Davy of abbeys, churches, castles, country houses, and other antiquities published in Davy's A series of etchings illustrative of the architectural antiquities of Suffolk (1827). The published versions are faithful to Davy's original drawings. The drawings are bound with a copy of the published version of Davy's work (see link herewith).
Subject Terms:
Architecture, Medieval -- England -- Suffolk.
Barclay, Charles, 1780-1855 -- Bookplate.
Church architecture -- England -- Suffolk.
Historic buildings -- England -- Suffolk.
Suffolk (England) -- Antiquities.
Graphite drawings.
Wash drawings.
Davy, Henry, active 1829. Set of etchings illustrative of Beccles Church, and other Suffolk antiquities.
Davy, Henry, active 1829. Series of etchings illustrative of the architectural antiquities of Suffolk.

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