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Drawing from an album rebound in the BM containing 15 leaves with 22 drawings and 6 prints laid down on the recto and often also on the verso, with mainly topographical views, figure studies, birds and butterflies, and other subjects; including views of the Colosseum, Rochester Castle, the Temple of Theseus, cottages, a seascape, a design for a titlepage, Masonic subjects, drawing-room interiors (one with two men fighting), women carrying children, a portrait of William Barston of Churton, a coat-of-arms, vignettes (instruments of astronomy and cartography, vases of flowers) and facsimiles of Shakespeare's signatures
Most sketches in watercolour, brush or pen and ink, and graphite
- Production date
Height: 266 millimetres
Width: 380 millimetres (covers)
- Curator's comments
- One drawing has the registration number 1891-9-17-29*, and the two prints of facsimiles have been registered under one number (1891-9-17-29).
There are additional manuscript numbers 1-28 on the recto and/or verso of most album leaves.
The album also includes a manuscript note about the two artists, another note (dated 19th September 1841) from the Duke of Sussex to Prince Albert's Treasurer on the subject of John Harris junior, and a cutting from the 'Times Literary Supplement' with a column on 'John Harris, Facsimilist'.
The facsimiles of Shakespeare's signature are accompanied by a label stating the provenance of the originals - a deed or sale and a mortgage.
See the Register for a description of individual leaves.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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