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Sketchbook

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1808-1811 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Volume containing pen and ink and pencil sketches

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by F. R. Meatyard

  • Museum number:

    P.92-1921

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Sketchbook containing landscape drawings in pencil depicting the Mersey, the Cheshire hills, and Parrs Wood, all dated in November 1808, and a series of pen and ink and pencil sketches made at Redleaf in 1811. There are also numerous MS notes relating to the techniques of other artists, including Gainsborough, Claude, Cuyp, Berghem, Hobbema, Ruysdael, Teniers, Vandevelde, Wynants and Zuccarelli. There are also sketches of certain pictures by Vandevelde, Mortimer, Wilson abd Wouwermans. There are notes about atmospheric and colour effects, as well as medical and sundry books. There are 76 leaves in total, with others having been removed at some point.

Place of Origin

Britain (drawn)

Date

1808-1811 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Volume containing pen and ink and pencil sketches

Dimensions

Height: 7.0625 in Size of volume, Width: 4.5 in

Descriptive line

Sketchbook by Joseph Farington R.A., containing landscape drawings in pencil depicting the Mersey, the Cheshire hills, and Parrs Wood, and a series of pen and ink and pencil sketches made at Redleaf. Great Britain, 1808-1811.

Materials

Pencil; Pen

Techniques

Drawing; Sketching

Subjects depicted

Studies; Landscapes; Copies

Categories

Drawings; Landscapes

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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