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Simpson, Miss

Miss Simpson at Mrs Linton's Boarding-school, Foregate Street, Worcester.

ca. 1795.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([35] p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process NC485 .S56 1795
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Selected exhibitions: "Recent Acquisitions and Gifts" (Yale Center for British Art, May 19-August 15 2005).
Pen and black ink; red, blue, green, brown, yellow and purple wash over graphite.
Quarter calf binding with marbled paper covers.
A sketchbook of drawings and designs demonstrating the range of art instruction given to young girls toward the end of the 18th century. 35 leaves, illustrated on rectos only. The first leaf bears title within a decorative frame border in pen and black ink. The remaining leaves bear either landscape scenes copied from drawing manuals in pen and black ink (some of these can be traced to specific manuals such as Laurie and Whittle's "Art of Landscape Drawing Made Easy") or watercolors of flowers and decorative patterns copied from other manuals. There is no evidence that any were done from life.
Subject Terms:
Drawing -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Flowers -- Pictorial works.
Landscape drawing -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
School notebooks -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
School notebooks -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Watercolor painting -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Women -- Education -- Great Britain -- 18th century.
Laurie & Whittle. Art of Landscape Drawing Made Easy. 1794

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