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Marble industry and trade -- Pictorial works

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

Clare Leighton collection

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 7
Overview: The collection comprises original artwork and manuscript material by Clare Leighton for a series of 12 Queen's ware plates representing New England industries, produced by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons in 1952.
Dates: 1949-1953

Marble Quarrying, [between 1949 and 1951]

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

Marble Quarrying: Compositional Study [1] of 2, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Large circular sketch depicting the overall composition of the plate in some detail. The crane is visible, with three figures to the left and a mass of roughly sketched tools in the foreground.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Compositional Study [2] of 2, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Very detailed drawing of the composition of the plate. Elements of this image are somewhat easier to identify in this drawing than in the prints.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [1] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Sketch of a large block of marble with a fault down the middle (and a tree on top, perhaps?); a hook for hauling marble, and a sketch of marble being lifted up, with a workman on top. Also two circles with rough sketches.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [10] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: On one side is a dark L-shaped shadow marking the cleavage of a block of marble. On the other half of the page, beneath a heavily crumpled corner, is the neck of a crane with a hastily-sketched hook dangling from it.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [11] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: The page is filled with a rough landscape of hills and bushes, and what look like ladders or railroad tracks running over them. The foreground appears to feature the terraced run of marble that occupies the center of the final image.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [12] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Very rough, full-page sketch with the overall composition of the plate, focusing on the crane in the center. To the upper right, a small, dark circular sketch with a rough approximation of the plate's design. Verso: some circular sketches.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [2] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Part of Collection — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Sketches of two figures, one pushing down on the handlebars of a pump, the other leaning towards him. Below, a ring attached to a rope or some sort.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [3] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Equipment, including a rope with a ring attached to a metallic cap; a mallet. Below, a block of marble. To the right, rough sketches of figures, and another tool marked "longer" and "out" with arrows.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [4] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Five sketches of workmen in overalls in various poses. In the top left corner, sketches of tools, including what looks like a wrench, and a rope attached to a ring.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [5] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Rough outline sketch of blocks of marble in a landscape.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [6] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Sketch of a wrench, in dark graphite. One corner of the page is torn.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [7] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Sketches of marble cleaved into various sizes of blocks. On the right side there seems to be a name and address circled; "Ken Eastman" [?] is the only legible portion.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [8] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Finely detailed sketch of the landscape around the marble quarry, with the terraced "steps" where the marble has been cut out (as in the central portion of the final image). Shrubs sprout from the rocks around, and mountains are visible behind.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: Preliminary Study [9] of 12, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Machinery of the crane in the center of the image. Shows the large set of wheels that turn in order to control the poseable neck of the crane. In the bottom right corner, Leighton has noted "Mr. Thad Perrow, Florence, Vermont". Leighton conducted almost all her reseach by word of mouth, and was able to observe the industries she depicted by asking locally after people who were engaged in them. Mr. Perrow was likely the foreman or official at a marble quarry visited by Leighton.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: State [0], [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Partial proof: only half the page is visible, and large portions have been left blank. The lack of markings on the left-most standing figure, the marble block and the landscape to the right of the men, indicates that this print precedes State 1. Some markings in gouache outside the image, but no corrections.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: State 1, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II

Marble Quarrying: State 2, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Tear in the bottom, middle; some bad creasing in bottom half of page.

Numbered 2 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Marble Quarrying: State 3, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: One small spot of gouache seems accidental; otherwise, proof is untouched. Small holes in paper.

Numbered 3 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]