Album of watercolors of the countryside around Weston Sands House

description below

An album of watercolors assembled by the gentleman farmer and amateur artist John Tomes showing views of his manor house Weston Sands House and the surrounding countryside. Tomes recorded his estate from many angles and in all seasons as well as picturesque spots in the neighbouring countryside, including several views of the River Avon which bordered his estate. Also included are a series of watercolors taken on a trip to the Isle of Wight. There is also a view of Windsor Castle (?) across the Thames and many watercolors of medieval ruins, abbeys, and castles. Tomes also copied a number of Turner prints from the ‘Liber Studiorum’ (published 1807-1819) and his ‘Picturesque views on the Southern Coast’ (published 1814-1826).

  • Artist: Tomes, John, 1791-1863, artist.
  • Title: [Album of watercolors of the countryside around Weston Sands House] [art original].
  • Production: [Warwickshire, England], [ca. 1818-1850]

Catalog Record

Folio 75 T656 818

Acquired April 2021

Lonsdale magazine, or, Provincial repository

see description belowWith illustrations (some in color), aquatints, engravings and wood engraving of a geological map, a tea plant, genealogy table (folded) and many estates, manors, castles and churches in England.

  • Title: Lonsdale magazine, or, Provincial repository : for the year 1820[-22] comprising topographical and biographical sketches, critiques upon new works, literary, scientific, and philosophical essays, original poetry, entertaining tales and anecdotes. Commercial and miscellaneous intelligence, etc. Forming a pleasing variety of useful and elegant reading / edited by J. Briggs.
  • Published: Kirby Lonsdale [England] : A. Foster [etc.], 1820-1822.

Catalog Record

61 L862

Acquired May 2019

A perspective view of Dilston Hall

“View of hall with gardens and river in foreground, crossed by bridge at right with a courting couple; other figures in foreground including fishermen in centre foreground, a woman with child sitting at right and gardeners at left; poem in three columns lamenting the death of the Earl below.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • PrintmakerSpilsbury, Jonathan, approximately 1737-1812, printmaker.
  • TitleA perspective view of Dilston Hall, once the seat of the unfortunate James, Earl of Derwent-water [graphic] / T. Oliver delin. ; Spilsbury sculp., Russel Court, London.
  • Publication[London] : [publisher not identified], … published according to act of Parliament, July 17, 1766.

Catalog Record 

Topos N878 no. 2++

Acquired September 2017