The Landscape Alphabet
- The Landscape Alphabet
Series of 26 landscape scenes shaped as letters of the alphabet; rebound in a 20th-century binding.
Letter A: upper part composed of three figures around a fire at the edge of a slope to small pond, forming the lower part of the letter; outline by trees.
Letter B: a vista on level country, outlined by trees and branches and the edge of a rise with two figures as the bottom part of the letter.
Letter C: a castle on cliffs on the left; waves of the sea shaping the lower curve, clouds the upper one.
Letter D: a semi-circular landscape scence with mountains in right distance; a crag with trees shaping the left outline of the letter.
Letter E: a ruinous gate, the right part of its arch broken, a tree on the left stretching to the right and two men standing on the right pointing at the ruin.
Letter F: a tree trunk and two branches stretching to the right at the top and in the middle.
Letter G: a country road winding in a curve to the right with a horse-and-cart at its end, and sided on the left with trees, their branches shaping the upper curve of the letter.
Letter H: two rocks at a lake connected by a bridge crossed by a figure and a cow.
Letter I: a country road with three figures, one on horseback, sided by trees as left outline, and meandering up to a castle as upper end of the letter.
Letter J: bottom curve formed of a lake with two fishermen standing on the left, right outline shaped by a rock with small waterfalls and surmounted with trees stretching to the left.
Letter K: two trees growing on each side of a river, crossing over it; surrounded with reed at the bottom forming the serifs.
Letter L: a seascape with a cliff and flying gulls as left outline, the sea shaping the bottom outline, a sailingboat as serif on the right.
Letter M: composed of willows and a spruce growing at a pond with ducks on the left; the branches growing into opposite directions outlining the two triangles of the letter.
Letter N: composed of a triangular shaped ruin to left and a tree to right, located at a river or lake.
Letter O: a river as bottom part of the oval, sided by a rock on the left and a tree on the right, its branches growing to the left forming the upper outline of the oval.
Letter P: a tree with two branches growing to the right and connected by a man, standing on the lower branch, clinging unto the upper.
Letter Q: bottom composed of a river winding from right to left and a stone bridge spanning over it from left to right shore; outlined at left and right by hills with trees.
Letter R: a ruinous wall with arch and pointed window above it, a shepherd herding sheep and cows through the arch.
Letter S: composed of two sailing boats one on distant left, one in foreground carried to the right by a wave, and of clouds and seagulls above.
Letter T: a tree with a flat treetop spreading to left and right, two stags to the foot of the tree trunk.
Letter U: a valley with rocks on the left and trees on right side and a figure on horseback in between.
Letter V: composed of a wood with a clearing at its centre, stags lying or standing on the lawn.
Letter W: a ruinous mossy pointed arch in landscape, flanked by two trees growing in opposite directions.
Letter X: composed of a small hill, sunlit on the left side and surmounted with trees growing into opposite directions; hares at the foot of the hill.
Letter Y: Two juxtaposed trees, growing at a river and stretching into opposite directions; two cows in front of trees, the right one drinking out of the river.
Letter Z: composed of a pond at bottom, from which some steps lead up to a small hut over which a tree is stretching to the left.
- 1818-1860 (c.)
- Height: 95 millimetres (image; approx.)
- Width: 80 millimetres
Inscription ContentCharacters A, C, D, I, K, Z lettered with 'L.E.M. Jones' at the bottom of the image; title on title page lettered in three lines surrounded by calligraphy; production details below: 'Printed by C. Hullmandel'.
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