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Sketchbook

  • Object:

    Sketchbook

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1899 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Parsons, Beatrice, born 1870 - died 1955 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper; cloth binding

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Katherine Guerrier

  • Museum number:

    E.227-2003

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Beatrice Emma Parsons was trained as a painter at the Royal Academy Schools, and from 1889 exhibited at the R.A. summer exhibitions. Her early pictures, such as `The Annunciation’ (for which May Morris, daughter of William Morris, posed as the Virgin Mary) were often of religious subjects, but she is best known today as a watercolour painter, mainly of flowers and gardens. Beatrice was also part of the William Morris circle and encouraged her younger (and now more famous) brother, Karl Parsons, to take up stained glass designing in the studio of Christopher Whall.

Physical description

Sketchbook, bound in brown cloth, containing preliminary sketches for pictures, figurative sketches and designs. These include a sketch of an interior of a library, sketches of dogs, cows, landscapes, ancient buildings, a plough horse, portraits, some signed B.E.P; a portrait of Miss Ethel Sims, a model; and one of Mrs Cornish; botanical studies and cottages.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1899 (made)

Artist/maker

Parsons, Beatrice, born 1870 - died 1955 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper; cloth binding

Marks and inscriptions

Notes for equipment needed in a studio, in pencil, inside front cover.

Dimensions

Height: 18.9 cm size of covers, Width: 25.4 cm

Descriptive line

Sketchbook, bound in brown cloth, containing preliminary sketches for pictures and designs by Beatrice Parsons, Britain, ca. 1899-1900.

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

Diana Baskervyle-Glegg 'The Painted Garden' The art of Beatrice Parsons, Country Life. March 19th, 1987. pp. 68-70.
Peter Cormack, [William Morris Gallery]. Karl Parsons. Catalogue of exhibition held at the William Morris Gallery 24th October 1987 -12th March 1988. pp. 1, 4.

Subjects depicted

Dogs; Cows; Landscape; Horses

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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