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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Books or pads of blank sheets used or intended for sketching, which are informal or rough drawings.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Pease family collection of sketchbooks and exercise books

Call Number: MSS 6
Overview: The collection comprises sketchbooks and exercise books belonging to the Pease family of Durham and Yorkshire Counties, England. The Peases were part of an important network of Quaker industrialists in the northeast of England, and established the nation's first railroad in 1825. Items in the collection date from the early nineteenth to the early twentieth century.
Dates: 1814-1909

School drawing book, circa 1840?

 Item — 2: Series 1, Folder: 9
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents: Contains varied drawings in graphite and watercolor. They are generally skillful drawings, with graphite landscapes and watercolor botanical studies. Most of the landscapes depict rural and/or possibly local scenery, with one of them labeled “Darlington.” Many of the drawings and paintings here mirror those in her sister Emma’s sketchbook of the same period (Box 1, Folder 2).
Dates: circa 1840?

Sketchbook: Switzerland and Cornwall, 1851-1852

 Item — 2: Series 1, Folder: 11
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents: Contains graphite and watercolor drawings from a family trip to Switzerland in 1851 and a second trip to Cornwall in 1852. As is typical of Jane’s work, the sketches are all landscapes of one kind or another, showing mountains, lakes, notable architectural features like Chillon Castle in Switzerland, and scenes from villages. In addition to the drawings made in Switzerland, the pieces from the trip to Cornwall consist of seascapes and landscapes. In particular, Jane includes a sketch of Cotham...
Dates: 1851-1852

Sketches: Yorkshire, 1849-1850

 Item — 2: Series 1, Folder: 10
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents: Contains six graphite sketches of scenes in North Yorkshire. The sketches are rough, and lack detail. Labeled drawings include: Skinningrove, Mulgrave Castle, Guisborough Abbey, and Easby Abbey.
Dates: 1849-1850