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Sketch-book containing mostly Italian scenes, buildings, copies of paintings (?). 1878
Graphite; some pen and black ink
Drawings done in Switzerland, especially in the Ticino, 1878. Off-white wove paper throughout.
F1r View of 4-arched side of church cloister on hill, c, with roofs of adjoining houses, behind l, and foreground l. Inscribed ll, “Madonna del Monte Locarno”. Watercolour over graphite.
F2r Sky? Upper ½: horizontal rows of dark grey and blue wash. Lower ½: pale grey wash . No inscription.
F3r In foreground, green valley with a few chalets and wooded hills on either side. In distance, c, purple mountains. Sky lilac, grey and orange. Inscribed lr, “Fusio”. Watercolour.
F3v Large shed without walls. Inscribed ul, “Shed near Faido”. Graphite.
F4r Left ½: female face and head. Inscribed ul, “ Copy The men trying to peep into the ark.” Graphite. Right ½: 2 large dogs with collars and long tails drinking from a pond. Inscribed ul, “Anon. Ital. Eng. Vol 1”. Graphite.
F5r Nativity scene in foreground. 3 shepherds on a hill behind, with more hills in distance. Inscribed lr,”Early Italian Engraving Brit Mus. Vol 1” and in pencil below, “An. It. Eng. Vol 1. p.8”. Bottom to right. Graphite.
F5v Unfinished sketch of indeterminate subject. No inscription. Graphite.
F6r 5 young women in long dresses dancing in front of a sapling. Hills behind. No inscription. Graphite.
F7r Church on a hill, c, with trees and mountains behind. Inscribed ul, “Calonico – 18 -8-78”. Graphite and black ink.
F8r Rear view of the church in F7r on a rock, surrounded by trees and shrubs, with mountains behind and fields in front. Inscribed ur, “Calonico 18-8-78.” Graphite and black ink.
F9r 3 chalets with church on hill behind and more hills in distance. Inscribed cr, “Prato nr Faido”; inscribed lr, beneath a chalet, “chalet nr Ambri, Ticino”. Graphite and black ink.
F10r Row of 4 chalets with, in front, lane and small field with low surrounding wall. Inscribed ur, “Rodi 8-22-78”. Graphite and black ink.
F10v Blank, except for 2.5cm on far r, the continuation of the subject on F11r.
F11r Hill-town with church tower in c and trees below. On far r, tree-lined avenue leading to church at top of steps. Inscribed lr, “Sacro Monte-Varese 24-27. 8-/78”. Black ink.
F12r More distant view of Sacro Monte Varese. In foreground r, small road and flight of steps leading to a church colonnade with another similar one behind. Inscribed ll, “Sac. Monte Varese 24-27.8./78”. Black ink.
F13r Distant view of fence or wall around Sacro Monte Varese with a few buildings on either side of the church tower, c. The lower ½ is blank with cliff edge on r. Inscribed lr, “Sacro Mte Varese 1878”. The 2.5cm on far right are ruled off and contain 2 part views of churches on different levels surrounded by trees. Black ink.
F14r Distant view of Sacro Monte Varese with church in c surrounded by fence or wall and empty sloping hill in front. Inscribed lr, “Sac. Mte Varese 1878”. Black ink.
F15r View of Sacro Monte Varese seen from bottom of cliff on which situated. Inscribed lr, “Sac. Mte. Varese 1878”. Graphite and black ink.
F16r Probably view of surrounding countryside (fields and mountains) from Sacro Monte Varese. Inscribed lr, “Sac Mte Varese 1878”. Graphite.
F16v Blank, except for 3cm on far r, the continuation of the subject on F17r. Inscribed lr, “Passa gui”.
F17r On l, flight of steps with large ornate column lr, leading to church. On r, view of edge of building below with mountains beyond. Inscribed lr, “Sac. Mte Varese 1878”. Black ink.
F17v and F18r View of centre of church façade with main door and arches above. Inscribed lr, “S. Nicolao Giornico Ticino 1878”. Inscribed below, “To be reduced to 1 7/8 inches the short way of the picture & correspondingly the other way”. Bottom to right. Black ink.
F18v 3 cm on far r, the continuation of the subject on F19r. Lower ½: unfinished sketch within double frame of subject on F19r. No inscription. Graphite.
F19r Distant view of church with tall steeple on hill surrounded by sloping wooded hills, with a few chalets on left and in foreground. Inscribed lr,”Prato. 3. 9./78”. Black ink and grey wash.
F20r Upper ½: view of church with tall steeple from other side, with mountains behind. Lower ½: tree lr. Inscribed ll, “Prato 3. 9./78”. Graphite and black ink.
F21r Closer view of church with tall steeple and graveyard on hill, with mountains behind. Inscribed ll, “Prato 3. 9./78”. Graphite and black ink.
F22r View on squared paper of small church, uc, with a few trees in front and trees and mountains behind. Inscribed ll, “Calonico 6. 9./78. Graphite and black ink.
F23r View from below of church on hill, with trees left and right and mountains behind. Inscribed ll, “Calonico 7. 9./78”. Bottom to right. Graphite and black ink.
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