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Sketch-book containing architectural studies, including cathedrals, views and marine subjects, mostly in northern France, 1832 – 1837. On off-white wove paper throughout. With the bookplates of Ambrose and Edward J. Poynter and Charles Francis Bell.
Graphite, some with pen and black ink, one with watercolour.
F1r Hexagonal shield in centre. Inscribed at top,”16[sic] Sketches by Ambrose Poynter, Architect. B 1796,D 1886.” Graphite.
F2r View from raised ground across field of palace and small town, with grassy hills beyond. On left, mound of rocks;small tree, centre foreground. Inscribed lower left, “Le Calvaire Font’beu[i.e. Fontainebleau]”. Graphite.
F3r In centre, large tower with arch over street below and row of houses on either side of street. Inscribed lower left,”Larchant”. Graphite with pen and black ink.
F4r Internal courtyard of neo-classical building. Inscribed lower left, “Cour ovale Fbeu[i.e. Fontainebleau]”. Graphite with pen and black ink .
F5r Staircase with 2 Gothic windows and vaulted ceiling. Inscribed lower left, “Chateau d’Epargne”. Graphite with pen and black ink.
F6r Low building with tall tower containing 16 windows. Inscribed lower left, “Avon”. Graphite with pen and black ink.
F7r View from raised ground across trees to low hills beyond. Large rock on right and small tree in centre. Inscribed lower right, “Mont Aigu”. Graphite with pen and black ink.
F8r Boulders with large clump of trees, upper right. Inscribed below, “Gorge aux Loups. June 17. 1832.” Graphite with pen and black ink.
F9r The banks of the River Seine and Palais du Louvre in central Paris. No inscription. Graphite with pen and black ink.
F10r River with boats, bridge and large house, right. Large church with flying buttresses and central tower behind bridge, centre. Inscribed lower left, “Moret”. Graphite with pen and black ink.
F11r Ornate church door with small balcony and window above. Inscribed lower left, “Moret”. Graphite with pen and black ink.
F12r Tall tower with archway, pitched roof and 2 turrets. Inscribed lower left, “Moret. 21st June. 1832.” Graphite with pen and black ink.
F12v Blank, except for note which says that F13 contained a sketch of part of Warwick Castle. It was cut out by C.F. Bell and sent to Ambrose Poynter’s niece, Hilda Small, in New Zealand, November 1949.
F13 has been cut out.
F14r 2-arched bridge over river, with 3 small boats moored at right side. Inscribed lower left, “Pont de Neuilly – June 29. 1832. Graphite.
F15r Upper right, sketch of church spire; lower left, smaller sketch of spire and house roof. No inscription. Graphite.
F16r The beach at Greenhithe[Kent], with large sailing-ship moored behind harbour wall; several figures on beach and several sailing-ships in distance. Inscribed lower left, “At Greenhithe – 18th Augt. 1837”. Graphite with pen and black ink.
F17r 2 sailing-boats at water’s edge, with 2 figures and a small boat on beach, foreground. No inscription. Graphite, pen and black ink with brown wash.
F17v Sketch of a young girl.
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- By descent from the artist, the grandfather of C F Bell.
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