Album quarter bound in vellum with fore-edge vellum strip and marbled boards, with a label on the front inscribed 'Studies & Sketches/by:/Richard Phelps/1730-75-84/Richard Phelps was a fellow/pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds/under Mr Hudson of Dunster', containing 72 leaves mounted with 312 drawings by Phelps (11 since removed), 2 by John Vanderbank (since removed), one by Alessio de Marchis, one by an 18thC Bolognese artist (possibly Cignani) and one as yet unattributed; includes drawings after Thomas Hudson and his circle (including Joseph van Haecken) and copies after Rembrandt and his circle; mainly portraits (also self-portraits), religious subjects, genre, grotesque figures, landscape studies, studies of Rembrandtesque figures, copies after other artists and miscellaneous subjects; portraits include Thomas Carew, Mrs Mary Carew, Thomas Popham, Mrs Binford, George Carew, John and Mrs Periam, Copplestone Warre Bampfylde, John Popham, Mrs Margaret Luttrell, Mrs Vere Tyndale, Miss France… (See Merlin record for full description)
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