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Sketchbook of mainly watercolour views in Hampshire and Surrey. Off-white wove paper throughout.
F1 Front endpaper.
The next 3 leaves have been cut out.
F2v Cliffs descending to right. Inscribed at top, “Cliffs in Christchurch Bay”. Graphite.
F3r River running from left to right, with red-brick building and bridge on left and row of low farm buildings on r. In foreground, a woman walks along a road towards the river. No inscription. Watercolour.
F3v On l, large house with tall chimney; in c, low hill with watchtower; on r, river with small boats and yachts. Inscribed ul, “Muddiford”. Graphite.
F4v On r, long, low house with rotunda; on l, river with boats and low hills beyond. In-scribed ul, “ Mr Rove’s at Muddiford”. Graphite and grey wash.
F5v River scene at Muddiford, similar to that in F3v, but without the boats. No inscription. Watercolour.
F6v In c, 2 grey stone one-storey barns with thatched roofs; in front of them, a road and a man in a small cart. On l, a small tree and shrubs; on r, shrubs and haystacks with the sea in the distance. Inscribed ul, “Lady Stuart’s farm Christchurch”. Watercolour.
F7v Autumnal landscape with large thatched cottage and outhouses in c, and the sea in the distance, r. Inscribed ul, “ Lady Stuart’s Cottage Christchurch”. Watercolour.
F8v River scene at Muddiford. 2 houses in c, on the other side of the bay. On r, low hill with watchtower and river with sailing-boats. Foreground r, cattle grazing on grassy bank. Inscribed ul, “Entrance of Christchurch river at Muddiford”. Watercolour.
F9v Grassy hillside sloping down to lake. In foreground, a few trees; in distance, thick wood with autumnal colours. Inscribed ul, “Albury Park” and on the verso of the stub of the next leaf which has been cut out, 4 lines of faded pencil notes , including the words “Mr Bewick’s seat. Morning misty effect”. Watercolour.
F10r A sandy bay, probably at Muddiford, with a few sailing-boats at sea and low hill with watchtower behind the bay. No inscription. Upside down. Watercolour.
F10v Unfinished sketch of country park with trees, possibly a preparatory sketch for the watercolour on F11r. No inscription. Graphite.
F11v Unfinished watercolour of country park with lake and small bridge in c. Inscribed ul, “Albury Park”.
F12v View from above of the trees in Albury Park, with the top of a small tower visible through the trees, ll, and a small building on the top of a low hill in the distance, r. Inscribed ul, “Albury Park with Martha’s Chapel in the distance”. Watercolour.
F13v View from raised ground of autumnal trees in foreground, across fields to low hills in distance. No inscription. Upside down. Watercolour.
F14v 8cm on left is the continuation of the subject on F15v. The rest of the page: unfinished landscape; view across fields, with clump of trees on l. Inscribed ul, “Dogmers field Park” [Dogmersfield, Hampshire]. Grey wash.
F15v View of the park at Dogmersfield: grass and trees, with the house beyond and a stormy sky. Inscribed ul, “Dogmersfield Park”. Watercolour.
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Height: 204 millimetres (sheet size)
Width: 428 millimetres (sheet size)
- Curator's comments
- See also a sketchbook in the V&A (E.5068-1960) apparently by Sawrey Gilpin and acquired from the same source, containing landscape studies in Hampshire, principally Christchurch, Mudeford, the New Forest etc.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1987 May-Jun, Southampton City Art Gallery, 'Pleasure Grounds'
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Registered wrongly as a gift from Leonard Duke. See Trustees report 26 October 1960.
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