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Vues d'Angleterre.

Additional Title(s):

Album de vues de divers châteaux d'Angleterre.

England, 1843.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([26] leaves) : ill. ; 14 x 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA7745 .V84 1843+
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Drawings & Watercolors
Cover title, in ms.: Album de vues de divers châteaux d'Angleterre.
In decorative embossed tan wrappers.
Album of graphite drawings of castles and scenery in England, by an unidentified French artist. With few exceptions, the artist has drawn one view per leaf. All of the drawings appear finished, with significant detail and shading. The majority of drawings are clearly labeled, in concise French text, directly below the drawing; some of the drawings note the year, 1843.
Most drawings depict views in and around London, Kent, and Windsor, including Green Park and Hyde Park, Rochester Castle, All Saints Church in Maidstone, a church at Tunbridge Wells, Syon House, several smaller houses on the Thames near Richmond, Windsor Great Park, Windsor Castle, and Eton College. Views in the remainder of the album depict castles throughout Britain. These include Taymouth Castle, Raglan Castle, Ludlow Castle, Witley Court, Kenilworth Castle, Alnwick Castle, and the Bodleian Library (Oxford). While some of the drawings depict landscapes, the primary subject is architectural. Only a single drawing, of Hyde Park, depicts figures (with horses and carriages as well).
Subject Terms:
Castles -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Kent (England) -- Pictorial works.
London (England) -- Pictorial works.
Palaces -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Parks -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Windsor (Windsor and Maidenhead, England) -- Pictorial works.
Travel sketches -- Great Britain.
Views -- Great Britain.
Graphite drawings.

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