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Sketchbook (portfolio): Scotland, Switzerland, etc. , 1849-1889

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I

Scope and Contents

Emma Gurney Pease made sketches over a number of years using this book. Because the design was such that individual pages could be removed, most of the sketches sit loose inside the covers. Most sketches are in graphite alone. Some are in graphite with the addition of sepia or indigo wash and gouache. There are a few pieces in full color watercolors. Many items appear fully finished, while some of the others have shading/coloration notes that indicate that Emma intended to come back and apply watercolor or make a more finished version. The sketches are of varying subjects, but most were done on family trips to some of the Peases' favorite destinations--the Alps and Scotland among them. There are few, if any, people in Emma's drawings here. Most items are drawn with a gaze directed outward and away from the self and family members.


  • 1849-1889


Physical Description

1 v. (circa 60 leaves of drawings); 19 x 27 cm. Disbound in Winsor and Newton's "New and improved solid sketch book".

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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