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

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1765 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Volume containing pen, pencil and wash sketches

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by F. R. Meatyard

  • Museum number:

    P.74-1921

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Volume containing numerous landscape drawings in pen, pencil and wash, some of which have been emended by Farington's teacher, Richard Wilson. The exact localities are not recorded except one depicting a scene in Rotherhithe. There are 34 leaves in the volume, of which 2 are largely MS notes regarding colour composition, and other leaves that have, at some point, been removed.
Inscribed with artist's name, date, number of Sketchbook and the address of Richard Wilson's studio in Covent Garden.

Place of Origin

Britain (drawn)

Date

1765 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Volume containing pen, pencil and wash sketches

Marks and inscriptions

This Book belongs to Jos Farington / at Mr Wilson's Great-Piazza Covent Garden ./ sketch Book 3d - Number
1765
Inscribed in ink on the back cover

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in Size of volume, Width: 6.5 in

Descriptive line

Early sketchbook by Joseph Farington R.A., containing landscape drawings in pen, pencil and wash, some of which have been emended by Farington's teacher, Richard Wilson. Great Britain, 1765.

Materials

Pencil; Pen

Techniques

Drawing; Sketching; Wash

Subjects depicted

Landscapes

Categories

Drawings; Landscapes

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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