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Webber, Catherine Mary, 1831-1900, illustrator.

The experiences of an amateur artist / by C. M. W.

[England] : [s.n.], 1858.
Physical Description:
34 leaves : all ill. ; 10 x 17 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC1475 .W36 1858
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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By Catherine Mary Webber (1831-1900), who also illustrated Geology familiarly illustrated (1859) and Miss Scratchley, an amateur in art and crinoline (1863?).
34 leaves of humorous lithographic illustrations (reproducing a manuscript) depicting the progress of a Miss Mullins in her determination on learning to draw. She provides herself with drawing materials, finds a drawing master advertised, goes out sketching with the foreign artist, and prevails upon an intelligent youth to carry her portfolio. The youth strikes for higher wages, but meets with an accident, and Miss Mullins returns home disconsolate. A reference to the Fens may hint at a Norfolk or Lincolnshire place of origin.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in original gray illustrated wrappers, stab-sewn.
Subject Terms:
Caricature -- Great Britain.
Drawing -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Satire, English.
Wit and humor, English.
Lithographs -- 1858.
Literature of prejudice.

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