Sketchbook

1818 (made)
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1 of a series of studies of butterflies, moths and flowers, and a caricature, some on mulberry pith. Mounted in a volume containing 50 pages (34 blank) quarter bound in red leather, gold tooled, marbled boards. Inscribed in ink on an envelope affixed to the fly-leaf 'Butterflies, Moths &c painted by Miss Sophia Jenkins of St. Clement's Vicarage, Nr Truro' and dated in a later hand '1818'. Inscribed with names of species.


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Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and watercolour
Brief Description
Sketchbook containing drawings by Sophia Jenkins
Physical Description
1 of a series of studies of butterflies, moths and flowers, and a caricature, some on mulberry pith. Mounted in a volume containing 50 pages (34 blank) quarter bound in red leather, gold tooled, marbled boards. Inscribed in ink on an envelope affixed to the fly-leaf 'Butterflies, Moths &c painted by Miss Sophia Jenkins of St. Clement's Vicarage, Nr Truro' and dated in a later hand '1818'. Inscribed with names of species.
Dimensions
  • Size of volume height: 31.8cm
  • Size of volume width: 25.7cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Butterflies, Moths &c painted by Miss Sophia Jenkins of St. Clement's Vicarage, Nr Truro' (Inscribed in ink on an envelope affixed to the fly-leaf)
  • '1818' (Dated in a later hand)
  • (Inscribed with names of species)
Credit line
Given by Miss Lettice Jenkins, great-niece of the Artist
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969
Collection
Accession Number
E.5196-1968

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