Leighton, Clare, 1898-1989
Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:
Sketches of two figures, one pushing down on the handlebars of a pump, the other leaning towards him. Below, a ring attached to a rope or some sort.
Equipment, including a rope with a ring attached to a metallic cap; a mallet. Below, a block of marble. To the right, rough sketches of figures, and another tool marked "longer" and "out" with arrows.
Five sketches of workmen in overalls in various poses. In the top left corner, sketches of tools, including what looks like a wrench, and a rope attached to a ring.
Rough outline sketch of blocks of marble in a landscape.
Sketch of a wrench, in dark graphite. One corner of the page is torn.
Sketches of marble cleaved into various sizes of blocks. On the right side there seems to be a name and address circled; "Ken Eastman" [?] is the only legible portion.
Finely detailed sketch of the landscape around the marble quarry, with the terraced "steps" where the marble has been cut out (as in the central portion of the final image). Shrubs sprout from the rocks around, and mountains are visible behind.
Machinery of the crane in the center of the image. Shows the large set of wheels that turn in order to control the poseable neck of the crane. In the bottom right corner, Leighton has noted "Mr. Thad Perrow, Florence, Vermont". Leighton conducted almost all her reseach by word of mouth, and was able to observe the industries she depicted by asking locally after people who were engaged in them. Mr. Perrow was likely the foreman or official at a marble quarry visited by Leighton.
On one side is a dark L-shaped shadow marking the cleavage of a block of marble. On the other half of the page, beneath a heavily crumpled corner, is the neck of a crane with a hastily-sketched hook dangling from it.
The page is filled with a rough landscape of hills and bushes, and what look like ladders or railroad tracks running over them. The foreground appears to feature the terraced run of marble that occupies the center of the final image.
Very rough, full-page sketch with the overall composition of the plate, focusing on the crane in the center. To the upper right, a small, dark circular sketch with a rough approximation of the plate's design. Verso: some circular sketches.
Partial proof: only half the page is visible, and large portions have been left blank. The lack of markings on the left-most standing figure, the marble block and the landscape to the right of the men, indicates that this print precedes State 1. Some markings in gouache outside the image, but no corrections.
Tear in the bottom, middle; some bad creasing in bottom half of page.
Numbered 2 in upper right corner.
One small spot of gouache seems accidental; otherwise, proof is untouched. Small holes in paper.
Numbered 3 in upper right corner.
Numbered 4 in upper right corner.
This state is unnumbered, but the markings along the two necks of the crane and on the rope in the foreground indicate that it came somewhere between States 4 and 5. The only corrections in gouache are added to the shadows in the landscape at the top of the image. Leighton eventually did change this spot, but not following the corrections found in this state.
Unnumbered print, falling between States 4 and 5. Details in the left-most figure's overall straps indicate that this print comes after State 4. It follows State [4a], as can be seen from the shading on the left neck of the crane. The print precedes State 5, since it is missing details in the right-most figure's overall straps, and because both parallel shadows are present in the upper landscape between the necks of the crane.
Two upper corners cut, lower corners torn.
Numbered 5 in upper right corner.
- Archival Object 337
- Collection 1
- Wood engravings 156
- Graphite drawings 131
- Logging -- Pictorial works 31
- Marble industry and trade -- Pictorial works 31
- Maple sugar industry -- Pictorial works 30
- Lobster industry -- Pictorial works 28
- Tobacco farms -- Pictorial works 28
- Grain -- Milling -- Pictorial works 26
- Shipbuilding -- Pictorial works 25
- Cranberry industry -- Pictorial works 24
- Agriculture -- Pictorial works 23
- Atlantic cod fishing -- Pictorial works 23
- Ice industry -- Pictorial works 20
- Whaling -- Pictorial works 19
- Queen's ware 13
- Photographs 9
- Wood-engraving 8
- Grain -- Milling 5
- Cranberry industry 3
- Ice industry 3 ∧ less