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Designs for snuff boxes

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1788-1828 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Craig, William Marshall (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour drawings on wove paper

  • Museum number:

    E.393-1985

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case M, shelf 128

Physical description

Watercolour design for snuff boxes (14). Signed in brown ink 'W. M. Craig'.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1788-1828 (made)

Artist/maker

Craig, William Marshall (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour drawings on wove paper

Dimensions

Height: 17.9 cm Size of sheet, Width: 34.8 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour design for snuff boxes (14) by William Marshall Craig depicting three tiers of allegorical figures including the nine muses, Neptune, Britannia, Apollo, the Thames as a River God, and Sabrina, the Goddess of the Severn. Great Britain, ca. 1788-1828.

Materials

Wove; Watercolour; Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Muses; Goddess; River gods

Categories

Designs; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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