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Title:
Album of drawings.
Published/Created:
Scotland?, ca. 1900-1903.
Physical Description:
1 volume (24 drawings, on 62 leaves) ; 19 x 23 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PN6245 .A41 1900+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Notes:
The album has qualities of a sketchbook, scrapbook, and commonplace book. Contributors are quite varied, and the identity of the primary compiler is unknown. Drawings -- watercolors, or drawings in pen and ink -- are variously executed directly on the leaves of the album (generally rectos only) or on sheets subsequently pasted to leaves of the album.
A number of drawings are signed and dated. Dates are primarily between 1900 and 1903, though several items (pasted in) bear dates as early as 1852 and as late as 1917. Names recorded in the album vary widely, without repetition. A reference to Brussels (in a dedication in French) and the appearance of names of French origin suggest an unidentified connection to Belgium or France.
Subject matter includes: Port Bannatyne (Scotland), with a photograph of the same and photograph of two women -- A lady's fan, bearing the autographs of nine women and men -- A dedication, in French, written from Brussels, 1917 -- "The March of the Cameron Men" with bagpiper / Decr. 1903, J.B.F. -- A church at St. Monans (Scotland) -- A strawberry plant / M. Brown, June 22, '01 -- A small sailing vessel / T.D. -- A scene from "The Lilac Sun Bonnet" by S.R. Crockett, with verse / Andw. G. (?), 1901 -- "With music charms" ink drawing with pressed seaweed specimens -- "Diana Vernon" (from Rob Roy) / James Smith, 1901 -- "Something like cricket!!! The game of the season" (humorous drawings of cats playing cricket) / Alex. Andrew, May 1901 -- "A school board fad, the fiddle" (humorous drawing) / T.D. -- A coastal scene -- Drawing of visiting cards, bearing seven autographs -- "Brieg a.d. Oder" (i.e. Brzeg, Poland) / E.W. (or W.E.) -- A Highlands scene / J.B.S, 1901 -- Cyanotype print depicting a cat -- "Ivy cat" (a collage with drawing of ivy, a black cat, playing cards, and a photograph of a house) -- A sailing vessel / J.C. Watt, 1916 -- "Dean Castle, Kilmarnock." / (with portrait of the artist?) 18/6/01 -- Portrait of Robert Burns, with verse / A.C. (?) 1901 -- Cityscape -- Portrait of a young man / R.R. Thom, 1852 -- Highlands (?) scene / Ruth Thom, 1902 -- "The latest: one might as well be out of the world as out of the fashion" (a cat, wearing a lady's hat) / Jaybee (?) 18/6/01 -- A guest book, with five autographs.
Bound in contemporary red letter, "Album" stamped in gold on front cover.
Subject Terms:
Botanical specimens -- Collection and preservation.
Burns, Robert, 1759-1796.
Cats.
Highlands (Scotland)
Marine algae -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Pressed flower pictures.
Sailboats.
Scotland.
Scottish poetry.
Form/Genre:
Albums.
Scrapbooks.
Commonplace books.
Sketchbooks
Caricatures.
Humorous pictures.
Botanical illustrations.
Photographs.
Gelatin silver prints.
Cyanotypes (photographic prints)
Collages (visual works)
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