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Album, circa 1846-1853

 Item — Box: Vol. 5
Call Number: MSS 16

Scope and Contents

Bound by Shrewsbury bookseller R. Davies, the scrapbook features drawings primarily by Baldwyn and Stanley. These provide a clear sense of how Mary guided her children in art instruction, encouraging them to copy from illustrations. Though the original sources for the drawings are unclear, the family must have had in its possession at least one illustrated copy of Pilgrim’s Progress, from which Baldwyn drew two scenes. Stanley seems to have been interested as well in social types, as evidenced by a series of drawings that portray, among others, a dandy, a sailor, and third-class passengers. Drawings from life include Baldwyn’s portraits of the Cuthbert children, Frances’s drawing of the cupola of St. George’s, and an unattributed watercolor of ice skaters and men engaged in the winter sport of curling. Folded into the scrapbook is also a map of Scotland, with a detailed itinerary of Mary and her husband’s August 1846 tour.


  • circa 1846-1853


Physical Description

1 volume (approximately 60 drawings;1 annotated map) ; 36.5 x 23 cm. Bound in contemporary half roan and marbled boards.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Part of the Yale Center for British Art, Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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