Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding

Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding

Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding
Mary Shelly etc – A sketchbook dated December 1889. The book is reasonably firmly bound in a decorated homemade buff coloured outer-cloth binding with red stitching, which is somewhat stained with a few holes, revealing the original red binding beneath. Quite an expensive sketchbook, high quality paper of various colours, each page with a tissue guard, some of which are a bit creased. It contains work from at least six different artists, some are signed and dated, some initialled, but most are unidentified. There are 23 sketches, studies, watercolours and one cartoon, scattered deliberately throughout the book. Those that are dated are from 1890 or 1891, so I would guess they cover a two year period, one is captioned “The Cast Room at the School of Art” and another is “The Artist’s Model”, so they may have been students/teachers at an art school. The Artist’s Model’ is signed H. Churchill1890, there is an artist who is referred to as junior and very young connected to Layard’s discoveries in 1849, and the artist caricatured in the cartoons 41 years later appears to be an older man, so that might be plausible. Several of the watercolours are signed Evelyn E. Bott, and intriguingly there is some sheet music for piano composed by an Oscar Allon in 1892, titled’Japanese Court Dance’, which is dedicated on the front cover To Miss Evelyn E. Mr Allon seems to have been quite a prolific composer from the 1890s through to the later 1920s. Many of the portraits and nature studies are quite exquisitely executed. A lovely object, which gives tantalising glimpses of a collective of elusive late-Victorian minor artists and artistes. The item “Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding” is in sale since Wednesday, March 10, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Manuscripts”. The seller is “frost555uk” and is located in Liverpool. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, Ireland, Canada, Australia.
  • Date of Publication: 1889
  • Material: Paper
  • Type: Handwritten Manuscript
  • Subject: Art & Photography
  • Language: English

Victorian Sketchbook -various minor artists Mary Shelly homemade cloth binding