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Sketchbook
  • Sketchbook
    Farington, Joseph RA, born 1747 - died 1821
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Sketchbook

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1763 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Farington, Joseph RA, born 1747 - died 1821 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Volume containing pencil, charcoal and ink sketches

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by F. R. Meatyard

  • Museum number:

    P.72-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 29, box A

Physical description

Volume containing landscape drawings and sketches of nudes, mostly in pencil but some in charcoal and ink, plus copies of paintings after other artists, especially Richard Wilson, Farington's teacher. The first 11 drawings are titled as follows:

1.) Villa Madama after Mr W.
2.) After a Basso relievo by H. (drawing missing)
3.) A Welch woman after Mr W.
4.) A Landscape after Claude Lorrain
5.) A tomb after H.
6.) A Head after Ludovico Cigoh
7.) A Building after Mr W.
8.) St Mary at Mount Mario after Mr W.
9.) A Building after Mr W.
10.) The Castle in Wales where Ed 1st sign'd the Charter, from Mr W.
11.) Barmouth after Mr W.

There are also a few MS memoranda and geometrical sketches. On the back of No. 8 is a pencil sketch of a landscape, probably executed by Richard Wilson, who may have retouched certain other sketches. There are 39 leaves in the volume, with one other pasted in, and 10 of the leaves have drawings on separate pieces of paper that have been laid down into the sketchbook. Many of the leaves evidently formerly in the book have been cut or torn out.
Inscribed in front cover with artist's name, and the address of Richard Wilson's studio in Covent Garden.

Place of Origin

Britain (drawn)

Date

ca. 1763 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Farington, Joseph RA, born 1747 - died 1821 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Volume containing pencil, charcoal and ink sketches

Marks and inscriptions

This Book belongs to Jos Farington at Mr Richd Wilson's Landscape painter / in the Great-Piazza / Covent Garden / London / Decr 2 / 1763
Inscribed in ink inside the front cover

Dimensions

Height: 8 in Size of volume, Width: 6.5 in

Descriptive line

Early sketchbook by Joseph Farington R.A., containing landscape drawings and sketches of nudes, mostly in pencil but some in charcoal and ink, plus copies of paintings after other artists. Great Britain, ca. 1763. PDP catalogue states that it is NOT to be issued.

Materials

Pencil; Charcoal; Ink

Techniques

Drawing; Sketching

Subjects depicted

Subject; Landscapes; Copies; Studies; Nudes

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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