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Animals drawn from memory

Drawing
ca. 1890-1929 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Original drawing (1 of 18 sheets) depicting studies of animals drawn from memory, including cows in a landscape, dogs, geese, peacocks, a tiger, and turkeys. Chalks, pen and ink, pencil, and watercolour.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Chalks, pen and ink, pencil, and watercolour
Brief Description
Original drawing by Herbert Cole (1 of 18 sheets) depicting studies of animals drawn from memory, Great Britain, ca. 1890-1929
Physical Description
Original drawing (1 of 18 sheets) depicting studies of animals drawn from memory, including cows in a landscape, dogs, geese, peacocks, a tiger, and turkeys. Chalks, pen and ink, pencil, and watercolour.
Credit line
Given by Clara Gilbert Cole, the wife of the artist
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Herbert Cole (1867-1930) like Sylvia Pankhurst, studied at Manchester School of Art and was heavily influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, William Morris and illustrators like Walter Crane who had volunteered their work for papers like the Socialist League's 'Commonweal'. He married the anarchist and anti-militarist Clara Gilbert. Both Clara and Herbert seem to have been involved in suffragism, Herbert becoming the staff artist for the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) later progressing to provide illustrations for 'The Worker’s Dreadnought'. He was a prolific artist from the 1890s into the 1920s. His work included that as an illustrator for children’s books and a designer.
  • Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933.
Collection
Accession Number
E.525-1932

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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