Pease, Jane Gurney, 1827-1894
Jane Gurney Pease (1827-1894): Daughter of Joseph and Emma Pease (nee Gurney). In 1851, toured the European continent with her family, a trip that inspired many sketches and watercolors. One of Katherine Pease Routledge’s “interfering aunts” (Van Tilberg, 13) who lived at Southend, the Darlington home of Joseph Pease. Eccentric and a spiritual visionary. According to Jo Anne Van Tilburg, family history had it that Jane had fallen in love while staying with her family at the Pease summer home, Cliffe House, in Marske-by-the-Sea. Jane’s beau was supposed to become the Church of England’s archdeacon of Cleveland, and her father, Joseph, refused to allow her to marry a non-Quaker (the prohibition against marrying outside of the Quaker faith would not be relaxed until the mid-nineteenth century). Jane submitted to her father’s judgment and ultimately never married. Jane died on April 5, 1894 in Torquay. Her funeral was held in Darlington.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
The collection comprises sketchbooks and exercise books belonging to the Pease family of Durham and Yorkshire Counties, England. The Peases were part of an important network of Quaker industrialists in the northeast of England, and established the nation's first railroad in 1825. Items in the collection date from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth century.
Contains varied drawings in graphite and watercolor. They are generally skillful drawings, with graphite landscapes and watercolor botanical studies. Most of the landscapes depict rural and/or possibly local scenery, with one of them labeled “Darlington.” Many of the drawings and paintings here mirror those in her sister Emma’s sketchbook of the same period (Box 1, Folder 2).
Contains six graphite sketches of scenes in North Yorkshire. The sketches are rough, and lack detail. Labeled drawings include: Skinningrove, Mulgrave Castle, Guisborough Abbey, and Easby Abbey.
- Archival Object 4
- Collection 1
- Sketchbooks 4
- Botanical illustrations 2
- Exercise books 2
- Switzerland -- Pictorial works 2
- Travel sketches -- Switzerland 2
- Yorkshire (England) -- Pictorial works 2
- Art, Amateur -- Great Britain 1
- Children's art 1
- Composition (Language arts) -- Study and teaching 1
- Cornwall (England : County) -- Pictorial works 1
- Education -- Great Britain 1
- Exercise books (Penmanship) 1
- Graphite drawings 1
- Great Britain -- Pictorial works 1
- Juvenilia 1
- Landscape drawings 1
- Marske-by-the-Sea (England) -- Pictorial works 1
- Quakers -- Great Britain 1
- Railroads -- Great Britain 1
- School notebooks -- Specimens. 1 ∧ less