ANON. [ALBUM] A 19th century album of ink wash sketches depicting various scenes
Oblong Quarto. 30pp. Cardboard sketchbook with red leather spine and corners, leather pencil loops to fore-edge, occasional scuffing and rubbing, but strong and sound. 28 sketches, composed in a sepia-tone brown and white, probably created during a walking tour. The sketches are well executed, albeit with the occasional liberty of perspective, and are in the main depicting the coastline, monuments both natural and man made, and a number of the points of interest that would naturally attract the attention of someone conducting a tour of the area. Arundel Castle, The Needles, Portsmouth Harbour, Ryde, Blackgang Chine, Carisbrook Castle, Shanklin Chine, Netley Abbey, and the Bar Gate at Southampton all feature in full page depiction, a number of other sketches, in pencil and wash are dotted here and there throughout the album, including a decidedly handsome dog. Charming.