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Album half-bound (re-bound) in brown leather, with a heavily banded spine and a binder's label (J Howe, London), containing 129 leaves with 263 drawings (including 4 by pupils Jones, George Lance, Tom Lascar and Edward Chatfield) mounted by the artist (on the recto, verso or both sides), academical studies and studies for pictures, some figures based on the Elgin Marbles, others with the artist or other people as models; also one blank leaf and marbled fixed and free endpapers; including studies, mainly limbs, hands and feet, for "Christ's Entry into Jerusalem", 'Pharaoh', 'Dentatus', 'Judgement of Solomon', 'Macbeth', 'Lazarus', 'Romeo', Joseph and Mary resting on the road to Egypt', 'Penitent Girl', 'Agony in the Garden', 'Silenus', 'Puck', and anatomical sketches. 1805-42
Most sketches in black chalk, some with red chalk or graphite, several heightened with white; others in graphite or pen and ink; one in watercolour and another in red chalk
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Height: 591 millimetres
Width: 355 millimetres (album)
- Curator's comments
- Some sketches also occur on the verso of the mounted sheets, but have not been allocated separate registration numbers. There are additional manuscript numbers for the drawings (1-263) and the album leaves (96-224).
Some drawings may have been removed (see pages 214-5). Sketches by the pupils (in one case retouched by Haydon) are: 1881-7-9-106, 150, 205 and 260.
See David Blayney Brown, Robert Woof and Stephen Hebron, 'Benjamin Robert Haydon 1786-1846, Painter and Writer, Friend of Wordsworth and Keats', exhibition catalogue, the Wordsworth Trust, 1996.
See the Register for a description of individual drawings, including a note that 1881-7-9-110 was engraved in Haydon's 'Drawing Book'.
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