Photographs from original sketches by Warwick Brookes.
31 photographs : albumen prints ; 22 x 14 cm or smaller, on mounts 37 x 27 cm
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View catalog record for Warwick Brookes' pencil-pictures of child life (1888)
The portfolio is mentioned in the Manchester Guardian, April 1, 1871: “... We have repeatedly alluded with great pleasure to the beautiful drawings in pencil and pen and ink by Mr. Warwick Brookes of this city, of single figures and groups of children. They have been seen at various local exhibitions. Recently Mr. Gladstone saw some of these drawings at the residence of Sir Walter James, and borrowed them to show to the Princess Louise. The Princess, who is known to be an accomplished amateur artist, showed them to the Queen, who expressed a desire to purchase some of Mr. Brookes's drawings. Her Majesty has selected four, and characterized them as 'really charming'. ... Portfolios of photographs from his sketches have also been purchased for The Royal Academy and for The South Kensington Museum ..."
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