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Creator:
William Simpson, 1823–1899, British
Title:
Sketchbook from Calcutta to Peshawar
Date:
1859
Medium:
Sketchbook with fifty-six graphite drawings, some in watercolor on medium, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Spine: 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm), Sheet: 3 15/16 × 5 7/8 inches (10 × 14.9 cm), and Overall: 4 1/4 × 6 1/8 × 3/8 inches (10.8 × 15.5 × 0.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed label on front cover in pen and black ink: "India. Calcutta to Pershawar. | and back to Umritser | 1859. 60. | Thick."; inscribed inside front cover in graphite: "Birds of a feather flock together | Hum jins ba hum jins pwiwaz | We people with people together. | Kubootre ba Kubootre baz ba baz (Hafis) | Pigeons with pigeons Hawks with Hawks. | Kindred souls together walk | Done with done and Hawk with hawk | Man likes to chum with what he loves | As hawks with hawks and doves with doves"

Signed and dated in graphite, inside cover: "William Simpson | 23 Decr. 1859"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Paul F. Walter
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2014.21.2
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors-Sketchbooks
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | camel (mammal) | carriage | figure study | genre subject | horse (animal)
Associated Places:
India
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:70162
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