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Pocket Sketch Book with black spine, blue card covers, and front ribbon, containing 27 coloured paper leaves, f. 16, 24-7 blank with figure, animal, and landscape studies; with notes and studies of frames of Holbein pictures and tapestry at Hardwick, Chatsworth and Haddon, studies of deer, cats, roosters, plants, houses in towns, a sky study done at Harbourne, Birmingham, thoughts for a picture described as 'Simeon stylites' (f. 9), studies done at Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire, and a profile portrait study of a bearded man done 1886 at Southall's home. 1884, 1886, 1894-95.
Mainly graphite, but some with watercolour and some with white bodycolour on pages coloured green, pale brown and blue.
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Height: 100 millimetres
Width: 180 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The artist undertook a tour of the Midlands with Anna Elizabeth Baker, his future wife, in 1884 and there are studies done on this tour in this sketchbook, although some had already been removed when the Museum acquired it.
This sketchbook was acquired as part of a group of six of the artist's sketchbooks (1994.0514.3-8) that cover most periods of Southall's career. The 1889 one includes studies for early paintings, as well as designs for frames and sketches made at country houses. The 1898 sketchbook contains studies made on a visit to France, and details from the National Gallery's Orcagna altarpiece of the Coronation of the Virgin. Southall married in June 1903, and the drawings at Southwold, a favourite location, were made three days later.
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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.
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