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Grain -- Milling -- Pictorial works

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Grist Milling, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: A
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Signed by Leighton. Labeled: Grist mill, 7/50.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: Compositional Study [1] of 2, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Three circular compositional studies with concepts for indoor milling scenes. The most detailed of these resembles Study 6 in composition (with the name sitting to the right of the milling wheel). To the left Leighton has made a list of objects: [illegible], scoop, sack, corn, wheat, mat (or "rat"?). In the upper right someone (not Leighton) has written "original Grist Mill Idea taken from inside" in graphite.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: Compositional Study [2] of 2, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Two circular compositional studies with concepts for Grist Milling, both slightly different from the final image. The larger study has a wheelbarrow and a different tool assembly/arrangement from the final image. All elements are reversed from the final print.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: Preliminary Study [1] of 9, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Grain bags, sieve, pail, and a paddle.

Two detailed sketches of grain/flour bags. A small round sieve with the words "light at edges" [?] beneath. A sketch of a pail and a paddle.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: Preliminary Study [2] of 9, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Large, detailed sketch a windmill, although the sails are drawn in very lightly. Building is rounded, with a conical roof. Leighton probably saw this windmill during her travels in search of a functioning grist mill (related in her lengthy description, under "Writings - Grist Milling - Drafts 1 and 4" in this collection). However, no such building is incorporated into the final design.

Above is a sketch of a scoop. Top left corner is torn away.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: Preliminary Study [3] of 9, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Sketches of two flour bags, a basket and a house on a hill.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: Preliminary Study [4] of 9, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Drawing of a mill under a large tree. Labeled "Gilbert Stuart's mill" in Leighton's handwriting. Gilbert Stuart's mill was the first place she visited while searching for mills in Rhode Island, and she ended up using a weeping willow "from the birthplace of Gilbert Stuart" in the final design.Leighton researched the designs for the plates largely via word-of-mouth, and her narrative for the Grist Milling plate (found under "Writings - Grist Milling" in this collection) reveals that...
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: Preliminary Study [5] of 9, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Two barrels: one standing, one lying on its side. The upper left side of the page largely cut away.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: Preliminary Study [6] of 9, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Full-page sketch of the interior of a mill. An outline of a figure sits to the right of what looks like a rotating millstone. The graphite on this page is very smudged.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: Preliminary Study [7] of 9, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Indoor sketch of what appear to be stairs leading up the right side. In the middle, what looks like a large, rectangular mechanical sieve.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: Preliminary Study [8] of 9, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Seems to be a long, spiraling staircase, such as would have spiraled upwards inside the grist mill. Verso: someone (not Leighton) has written "studies for original Grist Mill Idea".
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: Preliminary Study [9] of 9, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Cluster of three objects in the upper left corner. Labeled "middle sieve and basket, harpoon fork for hay".
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: State 1, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Numbered 1 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: State 10, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Numbered 10 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: State 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Numbered 11 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: State [12], [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Unnumbered proof. Grass added beneath the waterwheel indicates that this print follows State 11.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: State 2, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Numbered 2 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: State 3, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Numbered 3 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: State 4, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Numbered 4 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Grist Milling: State 5, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Numbered 5 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]