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Crompton, Elizabeth Jane, 1791–1869
Scotch scenery, circa 1814.
Scotland, circa 1814.
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1 v. ([35] leaves) : ill. ; 26 x 37 cm.
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Folio A 2007 14
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Elizabeth Jane Crompton was the fourth of ten children of Joshua Crompton of York (1754-1832) and Anna Maria Rookes of Esholt (1763-1819). In 1814, her sister Maria Anne Crompton married Henry Preston of Moreby, after which Elizabeth joined the newlyweds on a tour of Scotland. A detailed account of the family is available in Letters & papers of Henrietta Matilda Crompton & her family, a list with extracts, & The art of Henrietta Matilda Crompton. By Stephen Allen, edited by M.Y. Ashcroft. 1994.
Inscribed: My dearest Elzths sketches when she went with Maria & Henry Preston, their wedding tour into Scotland. Elizabeth Jane Crompton, Esholt Hall; Mr. Cape, the father of the artist.
Bound in quarter red roan and marbled boards.
Manuscript album of 35 large graphite sketches of views in Scotland by Elizabeth Jane Crompton, made during a tour of the country in 1814. Most of the sketches feature natural scenery, including views of highlands, lochs, and falls on the river Clyde, as well as important castles and manors. All of the sketches are relatively finished; some have an application of light yellow wash. All of the sketches are captioned in graphite, either below the drawing or on the facing page. None is dated.
Subject Terms:
Castles -- Scotland -- Pictorial works.
Crompton, Elizabeth Jane, 1791-1869.
Highlands (Scotland) -- Pictorial works.
Preston, Henry, d. 1857.
Preston, Maria Anne Crompton, 1787-1845.
Scotland -- Description and travel.
Scotland -- Pictorial works.
Graphite drawings.
Landscape drawings.
Travel sketches.
IIIF Manifest:

  • [1] Scotch scenery (title vignette)
  • [2] Greta Bridge, Yorksh.
  • [3] Greta Bridge in Rokeby
  • [4] Northam Tower, in Rokeby
  • [5] Brougham Castle & Lowther Bridge, nr. Penrith, Cumberland
  • [6] Lannark cotton mills & town, from Lady Ross' grounds, Lanarksh.
  • [7] Bonnington Linn, one of the falls of the Clyde, Lanarksh.
  • [8] Corra Linn, one of the falls of the Clyde, Lanarksh.
  • [9] Stonebyres, one of the falls of the Clyde, 80 feet high
  • [10] Bothwell Castle, Earl Douglas [illegible] Hamilton, Lanarksh.
  • [11] Glasgow Bridge from a steam boat
  • [12] Dumbarton Rock and Dunbuck Hill taken upon the Clyde
  • [13] Paisley Craighs [?], Professor Mylnes, Ayrshire
  • [14 & 15] Sea view from Paisley, Ayrshire, of the islands of great & little Cumbra, Bute, & Arran, the sea bathing town of Largs & Paisley Castle [across 2 pages]
  • [16] South Ennan, Earl Eglenton's, Largs. Arysh.
  • [17] Loch Lomond
  • [18] Inn at the foot of Ben Lomond
  • [19] Arroquar Inn upon Loch Long
  • [20] Inverary Castle & Town upon Loch Fine
  • [21] Inverary Castle, Duke of Argyl
  • [22] Glenorchy Castle upon Loch Awe
  • [23] Isle of Mull
  • [24] Balliutis [?] Inn & Ferry
  • [25] Bridge over the Upper Fall of Fyres
  • [26] Avimore Inn & the Grampian Hills
  • [27] Fall of the Bruir
  • [28] Blair Athol, Duke of Athols
  • [29] Loch Tay, Kenmore church
  • [30] Taymouth, Lord Breadalbanes
  • [31] Loch Catherine
  • [32] Stirling Castle
  • [33] Melrose Abbey
  • [34] Carlisle Castle
  • [35] Fleurs on the Tweed.

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