Drawing

late 19th century (made)
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Drawing showing an artist painting. One of 102 sheets mounted in a volume, bound in brown cloth, with the front cover embossed and with the book-plate of Charles Keene inside the back cover. The volume contains humorous drawings, figure, portrait, landscape and seascape sketches and etchings.


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Materials and Techniques
Pen and ink
Brief Description
Pen and ink drawing by John Sands of an artist painting, late 19th century. One of 102 sheets bound in a volume containing humorous drawings, figure, portrait, landscape and seascape sketches and etchings, all apparently by Sands
Physical Description
Drawing showing an artist painting. One of 102 sheets mounted in a volume, bound in brown cloth, with the front cover embossed and with the book-plate of Charles Keene inside the back cover. The volume contains humorous drawings, figure, portrait, landscape and seascape sketches and etchings.
Dimensions
  • Volume height: 29.5cm
  • Volume width: 22.9cm
Marks and Inscriptions
(Some drawings cut from signed and dated letters. The etchings mainly signed with the artist's emblem.)
Credit line
Given by Miss Annie Cockerell
Object history
Sands, a minor Scottish poet, wrote and illustrated Out of this World; or Life in St. Kilda, Edinburgh [1876]; his King James’ Wedding and other Rhymes, Arbroath, 1888, was illustrated by Keene and other artists. He first met Keene in 1852 and many of the sketches in this album refer to Keene’s visits to him in Scotland in 1869, 1871 and again in the early 1870s, and to their mutual interest in the bagpipes. Like others of Keene’s fiends, Sands sent him suggestions for humorous drawings. His recollections of Keene are quoted by G.S. Layard on pp.123-128 of The Life and Letters of Charles Samuel Keene, London, 1892. The album came into the possession of the donor’s family through Mary Ann Smith, Keene’s servant. The items in this volume were all collected by Charles Keene.
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Bibliographic Reference
Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.
Collection
Accession Number
E.2792:36-1962

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