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Creator:
Giles Hussey, 1710–1788, British
Title:

Album of 36 Drawings Selected by Benjamin West, P.R.A.

Part Of:

Collective Title: Album of 36 Drawings Selected by Benjamin West, P.R.A.

Date:
between 1730 and 1768
Medium:
36 drawings of graphite, pen and ink, or red chalk, interleaved in red morocco blank book embossed with the arms of the Duke of Manchester on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Spine: 15 inches (38.1 cm) and Sheet (blank pages): 15 × 9 3/4 inches (38.1 × 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed inside flyleaf in brown ink: "The extraordinary outlines contained in this | book (by Hussey) were selected by a Benjn West | as some of the best specimens of the Artist"

Watermark: Fleur-de-lis

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.2825V
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors-Sketchbooks
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:58976
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