Leighton, Clare, 1898-1989
Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:
Three sketches of calipers, each open to a different width. Bottom corners of page are torn.
Barn with a chute leaning down from the window on the building's left side. A few trees visible behind. Bottom right corner of page is cut away.
Ice groover and ice saw. Sketches labeled "groover" and "saw" (the saw is incomplete).
Five large sketches of tools, labeled "Ditching knife used in salt marshes," "broad axe," "beetle," "sheep shears," and "corn cutter" (?).
Partial proof: the bottom foreground is left blank. Print quality is poor, speckled with white spots. No corrections appear.
Numbered 1 in upper right corner.
Partial proof: the tool assembly in the foreground is left blank, and drawn in with graphite.
Numbered 2 in upper right corner.
Two sheets glued together: the larger, bottom sheet is a partial proof, with the tool assembly drawn in with graphite. Above it is attached a print of the early stage of the tool assembly, aligned so that it fits almost seamlessly with the print below.
Numbered 3 in upper right corner.
First full proof in the series. The tool assembly in the foreground still in an early stage of detail.
Numbered 4 in upper right corner.
Numbered 5 in upper right corner.
Numbered 6 in upper right corner.
Numbered 7 in upper right corner.
Numbered 8 in upper right corner.
Numbered 9 in upper right corner. No corrections visible (may essentially be a final proof).
The collection comprises original artwork and manuscript material by Clare Leighton for a series of 12 Queen's ware plates representing New England industries, produced by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons in 1952.
In the center is a large circular sketch presenting a possibility for the plate's overall composition. The sketch is similar, but not identical, to the final image (in reverse). In the upper right corner, Leighton has drawn a two-headed arrow and written "light." Around are numerous smaller circular sketches in varying degrees of completion. Some are similar to the central image, but some present men in rowboats, etc.
Circular drawing of the final composition for the image (in reverse from the prints). Very finely executed.
Print signed by Leighton in pencil below the image. Marked in pencil "5/50 Lobsters" and "10" in upper right corner.
Orange adhesive residue and impressions on recto/verso suggest it was framed at one point.
- 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