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Album half-bound in brown leather and marbled boards with a banded spine with gilt ruling, and a label on the front inscribed "Book No:13.-/15.Drawings in T.Forrest's/Tour.", containing 17 leaves with inscribed text (including a titlepage) and/or 13 drawings, (mostly laid down within drawn borders on the recto, verso or both sides), recording a journey through Flanders and Holland; including views of Dover Castle, the Market Place and Port Royal at Calais, the Tower of the Maison de Ville at Dunkirk, Monte Cassell, Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague, Leyden, The Brill (De Briel ?), Helvoet, a map of the journey, and two images of French peasants working as servants. 1769
Most drawings in pen and brown ink with brown and/or grey wash, usually with watercolour, over graphite; one drawing in watercolour
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Height: 206 millimetres
Width: 325 millimetres (covers)
- Curator's comments
- The narrative text is on 13 leaves (usually on the recto, occasionally also on the verso), some of which have drawings laid down on the verso. The watercolours are attributed to Theodosius Forrest. There are several related albums in existence; see especially one in the British Library Manuscripts Department, with watercolours also attributed to Thomas Sandby.
According to the Register, one drawing is by Francis Grose, and another is probably by him (both with registration number 1981-7-25-7-11). However, they seem to relate to caricatures of French peasants by Henry Bunbury.
See the Register for a Description of individual leaves.
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