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  • Place of origin:

    Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1764 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Volume containing pencil sketches

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by F. R. Meatyard

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Volume containing compositional sketches and views of London in pencil, including Blackheath, Chelsea Bridge, Deptford, Greenwich, Hampstead, Hyde Park, Sydenham, Westminster, Islington Road and Lambeth. There are other drawings probably executed and emended by Richard Wilson, Farington's teacher. There are 30 leaves in the volume and others that have, at some point, been removed.
Inscribed with artist's name, date, number of Sketchbook (1) and the address of Richard Wilson's studio in Covent Garden.

Place of Origin

Britain (drawn)


1764 (drawn)


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

Materials and Techniques

Volume containing pencil sketches

Marks and inscriptions

This Book belongs to Jos Farington at Mr Wilson's great-Piazza / London ./ This Book finished on the 24th of June / 1764 / sketch Book Number 1 -
Inscribed in ink on the first page


Height: 4.75 in Size of volume, Width: 7.5 in

Descriptive line

Early sketchbook by Joseph Farington R.A., containing compositional sketches and views of London in pencil. Great Britain, 1764.




Drawing; Sketching

Subjects depicted

Cityscapes; Architecture; Landscapes; Buildings




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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