Album of drawings of Bletchingley, 1828-1829

cover of albumpencil sketch of a country estate An album of amateur drawings, with scenes in Kent, East Sussex, Hertfordshire and Surrey. The artist, only identified with the initials ‘S.G.L.’, provides titles and dates for the majority of the drawings. The first group (thirteen in all) dated 1828 are views in Kent, Sussex, and Hertfordshire, including Leeds Castle, Hythe, Sandgate, Rye, Pevensey Castle, Tunbridge Wells, St. Albans, and Hatfield. The second, larger group of drawings are scenes in and round the village of Bletchingley (sometimes Bletchingly) in Surrey, depicting village life.

  • Artist: L., S. G., artist.
  • Title: [Album of drawings of Bletchingley, 1828-1829] [art original] / S.G.L.
  • Production: [England], 1828-1829.

Catalog Record 

Folio 64 Su7 828

Acquired December 2019

A pictorial tour in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire

pencil drawing of a countryside An album of pencil sketches of historic buildings and grounds in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, presumably executed during a tour, beginning in North Yorkshire, then South Yorkshire, and ending in Nottinghamshire. Most drawings are identified.

  • Artist: Haddow, J., artist.
  • Title: [A pictorial tour in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire] [art original].
  • Production: [England], [1820s?]

Catalog Record

62 Y82 825

Acquired November 2019

[Nine untitled views]

Nine views, arranged in three rows with three each, showing castles and fortifications, houses, bridges over rivers, and harbor.

  • Title: [Nine untitled views] [graphic].
  • Publication: [Alnwick] : Printed and published by W. Davison, Alnwick, [between 1812 and 1817]

Catalog Record 

812.00.00.116

Acquired September 2019

Sketchbook recording a tour in central and southern France

table of contents
An album of sketches largely comprised of images drawn by a traveller in central and southern France in the late 1820s and early 1830s. The images, executed in a variety of media and styles, are mostly skillfully drawn landscapes, elevations of buildings, and people in local costume, with captions in French (with some English)

  • Title: [Sketchbook recording a tour in central and southern France, with a few British views] [art original].
  • Production: [France and England], 1827-1841.

Catalog Record

82 827Sk

Acquired October 2019

A sea view

Nine views, arranged in three rows, showing rural dwellings, castles, and sea coasts with fortifications in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland..

  • Title: A sea view [graphic] ; A view of hill farm ; A castle ; A view in Ireland ; View in Scotland ; View in England ; A morning view ; Moor farm ; View in Wales.
  • Publication: [Alnwick] : Printed and published by W. Davison, Alnwick, [between 1812 and 1817]

Catalog Record

812.00.00.121

Acquired September 2019

A view of the island of St. Helena

Eleven views in three rows, arranged around a larger central image of “A view of the island of St. Helena”; the ten smaller views, four in the top row, two in the middle row, and four in the third row, show images of various boats, ships and other sailing vessels on the sea.

  • Title: A view of the island of St. Helena [graphic] ; A fishing boat ; A frigate laying at anchor ; A brisk gale ; A pleasure boat ; Homeward bound ; A ship of the line ; British ships of war ; French ships of war ; A chase ; A light breeze.
  • Publication: [Alnwick] : Printed and published by W. Davison, Alnwick, [between 1812 and 1817]

Catalog Record 

812.00.00.123

Acquired September 2019

VI drawings by H.W. Burgess

An album of seven pencil sketches, mounted with a neat ink borders. beginning with a title page, a view in a grove with trees and with two figures (one seated and pointing, the other with a portfolio under his arm) in conversation and a rock, the face of which is inscribed with the album title. The six drawings folllowing are romanticised topographical subjects including castles, gates, and ecclesiastical buildings, in ruins, enveloped in trees and foliage, from the vantage point of a river or allong the roadside.

  • Creator: Burgess, Henry William, approximately 1792-1844, artist.
  • Title: VI drawings by H.W. Burgess [graphic] : presented to his much esteemed pupil Miss Bell.
  • Production: [England], 1817.

Catalog Record

Folio 633 817 B955

Acquired October 2019

Twenty-four views, displaying the beauties of Yarmouth

seaside view with boats

  • Author: Lambert, Joseph, active 1821-1822, printmaker.
  • Title: Twenty-four views, displaying the beauties of Yarmouth and its environs : extending from Caister Castle to Lowestoft Light-House / engraved in the line manner by Mr. Joseph Lambert: from drawings made by him for that purpose.
  • Publication: Yarmouth : Printed and sold by W. Meggy, engraver, copper-plate printer, bookseller, and stationer, Quay; and mya be had of the principla booksellers in Norwich and Lowestoft, [1822?]

Catalog Record 

75 L222 822

Acquired August 2019

 

Jack Shepherd drawn from [the] life

description belowView of the interior of the cell on the left: Portrait of John (‘Jack’) Sheppard, whole length, seated on a chair in prison cell at Newgate, with hands and feet in chains, shackled to the floor, leaning to left, looking up at sunlight streaming through the window at right; wearing hat, jacket, waistcoat, breeches, stockings and buckled shoes, cloak or blanket over chair back and on floor; broken chimney where he escaped at top left. On the right, eleven images showing details of John (‘Jack’) Sheppard’s escape from prison on 15 October 1724, including the locks, bolts and doors he broke open, the hole he made in the chimney, and climbing over the outer walls of Newgate prison.

  • Title: Jack Shepherd drawn from [the] life [graphic] ; An exact representation of [the] holes Shepherd made in [the] chimney and of [the] locks bolts & doors he broke open in makeing his wonderfull escape out of Newgate, Oct. [the] 15th, 1724, between 4 in [the] afternoon & 1 in [the] morng.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for and sold by T. Bowles, print seller next the Chapter House in St. Pauls Ch. Yard & J. Bowles, print seller over against Stocks Market, [1724?]

Catalog Record 

724.00.00.02++

Acquired June 2019

To Mariot Arbuthnot Esqr.

see description belowA view of Havana harbor, with the HMS Orford at anchor, centre, other warships lying heads to sea; cannon and provisions being manhandled ashore. The beach is filled with troops and tents.

  • Printmaker: Mason, James, approximately 1723-1805, printmaker.
  • Title: To Mariot Arbuthnot Esqr., Commander of His Majesty’s Ship of War Orford, at the reduction of the Havannah in the year 1762, this perspective view of landing the cannon, bombs, provisions, and water, for the army, June 30th between 6 and 7, in the evening [graphic] : the Orford making signals to the Commodore; with the Dragon, Cambridge, & Marlboroough, lying with their heads to the sea, for the Sterling Castle, to get to the westward of them : is most humbly inscribed by one of his lieutenants … P.O.R. Sbridge / Serres pinxt. ; Mason sculpt.
  • Publication: [London] : [J. Bowles?], [ca. 1762]

Catalog Record 

Drawer 762.00.00.54+

Acquired June 2019