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

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1792-1797 (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.84-1921

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Volume containing landscape drawings in pen and ink and pencil depicting two separate trips, one up the Thames in 1792 and the other to Hastings in 1797. Sketches of the first trip include views of, at, or near Basildon, Buckland, Cliveden, Hardwick, Mapledurham, Oxford, Pangbourne, Purley Hall and Whitchurch, and they are all in pencil.
The 1797 series are mainly in pen and depict coastal scenes in and around Hastings as well as some sketches of boats. Some are washed in monochrome or colour. The volume also contains various MS notes relating to colour, and a list of 35 subjects 'to be made', 26 subjects 'made', a list of objects which Farington intended to take on his trip, including 2 drawing books, asphaltum box, umbrella, drawing stool, camera, glasses, great-coat, red box, trunk, sheet, a night-cap and a note about expenses. 55 leaves in total with at least one other torn out at some stage. Inscribed with titles on front and back cover and the date.

Place of Origin

Britain (drawn)

Date

1792-1797 (drawn)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Volume containing pen and ink and pencil sketches

Marks and inscriptions

1797 Subjects Hastings
Inscribed on the back of the book

Thames
Inscribed on the front cover

Dimensions

Height: 7.9375 in Size of volume, Width: 6.5 in

Descriptive line

Sketchbook by Joseph Farington R.A., containing landscape drawings in pen and ink and pencil depicting two separate trips, one up the Thames in 1792 and the other to Hastings in 1797. Great Britain, 1792-1797.

Materials

Pencil; Pen

Techniques

Drawing; Sketching; Wash

Subjects depicted

Beaches; Landscapes; Coastal scenes; Shores; Boats; Rivers

Categories

Drawings; Landscapes

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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