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Series II: Artwork

Call Number: MSS 7, Series II

Scope and Contents

Each of the 12 New England Industries includes a set of drawings and proofs, comprising:

  1. Approximately 5 to 10 leaves of working drawings, in graphite. Most are quite rough; some are detailed.
  2. 1 or 2 circular drawings of the final image. These include rough outline drawings in graphite, and more detailed drawings in pencil, blue ink and India white.
  3. Approximately 6 to 12 numbered states of the engraved image. Most of these have India white added by Leighton as she worked on the block; as the proofs progress, places where she added corrections in gouache are then cut away on the ensuing engraved image. Occasionally (as in Farming), entire sections are left blank and the figures are drawn in by hand until Leighton feels confident enough to engrave them.
  4. 1 or 2 final, unsigned proofs, typically on clay-coated paper (except Ice Cutting, Cranberrying, and Farming, which lack final proofs, and Grist Milling, which has a proof on bond paper)


  • 1949-1953


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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