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  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    c.1905 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Steer, Philip Wilson, born 1860 - died 1942 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, chalk on wove paper.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Legatees of the Artist:
    Miss Hamilton, Major J.A.F.H. Hamilton and Lt. Col. William Steer.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 30, box A

Physical description

Sketch-book of wove paper. Studies for portraits, figures, landscapes, seascapes and the painting "The Music Room"

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


c.1905 (drawn)


Steer, Philip Wilson, born 1860 - died 1942 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, chalk on wove paper.


Height: 7 in, Width: 10.25 in

Object history note

The inscriptions inside the front covers of the sketch-books E.268 - 312-1943 were mostly added by Steer's secretary, Miss Glenn Huggins, who in her recollections published in Steer by D.S. MacColl (London, 1945) says "Most of the sketch-books were scrapped: some of those he kept he asked me to make a few notes in." Other inscriptions throughout the sketch-books were added in 1943 on information supplied by Mr. Ronald Gray.

Descriptive line

Philip Wilson Steer. Sketchbook (one of 45). c.1905. Portrait, figure, landscape and seascape studies, studies for "The Music Room" (1905-6)

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1943, London: HMSO, 1956.


Wove paper; Pencil; Pen and ink; Charcoal; Chalk


Drawing; Sketching




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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