Lawson Wood sketchbook, 1895, February.
- Physical Description:
- 1 v. (49 p., with blanks) : ill. ; 25 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsNC760.W66 L39 1895Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Clarence Lawson Wood (1878-1957), a draughtsman, caricaturist, and watercolorist, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. He contributed artwork to publishing houses and illustrated magazines in London.
Inscribed on front pastedown: Clarence L. Wood, Feb. 1895. Slade School of Art, London University. On front cover: C.L. Wood, 1895.
Binder's label: "Henry Tonks" sketch book, manufactured by Percy Young, 137 Gower St., W.G.
Sketchbook of figure drawings by Lawson Wood, probably for class during his study at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, 1895. All of the sketches are in graphite, and ten have flesh toned crayon highlights. The figure drawings depict men and women, clothed and nude, usually in posed classroom settings. Some of the drawings (of clothed figures) appear to be from outside of a classroom, in a street or public setting. The small set of sketches that are not figure drawings include skulls and skeletons (some with anatomical labels), a horse and carriage, houses, and various street scenes (including a billiard hall in Glower Street). A few of the drawings are signed and dated 1895.
- Subject Terms:
- Anatomy, Artistic -- Study and teaching.Figure drawing -- Study and teaching.Illustrators -- England -- 20th century.Slade School of Fine Art -- Students.Wood, Lawson, 1878-1957.
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