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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 54 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Leighton Collection

Call Number: MSS 16

The collection comprises ten original sketchbooks, albums, and scrapbooks compiled by Mary Leighton and her children, 1824-1860.

Dates: 1824-1860

Charles Robert Leslie Collection

Call Number: MSS 15

The collection comprises sketchbooks, writings, and correspondence by Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859) and his family.

Dates: circa 1812-1900

Mary Leslie sketchbook (1), 1865

 Item — Vol. 3: Series 1
Call Number: MSS 15, Series I
Scope and Contents: The album is inscribed at front: "Eleven drawings & two cuttings, 1865." In fact, the album comprises 16 drawings and two cut-paper works, to which have been inserted three additional sheets containing five more drawings. About half of the drawings are finished in watercolor. Most of the drawings depict young ladies in various fashions; some depict children. The two cut-paper works depict a wading bird and a semi-abstract collection of flowers. At the end is tipped in a printed page of...
Dates: 1865

Mary Leslie sketchbook (2), circa 1860-1900

 Item — Vol. 4: Series 1
Call Number: MSS 15, Series I
Scope and Contents: This small sketchbook contains 72 mounted illustrations, which include pen and ink drawings, graphite sketches, watercolors, and cut-paper works.The cut-paper works include finely detailed textual and graphic pieces, such as a small mounted image of flowers and thistles which bears the legend, "Dieu et mon Droit." Another cut out piece depicts the scene of a hunt (perhaps inspired by the paintings of Stubbs), with a ferocious lion leaping to sink his teeth into a racing...
Dates: circa 1860-1900

John O. C. McCrillis Designs and Art Work

Call Number: AOB 18

The collection consists of examples of graphic designs and art works created by John McCrillis, including painting and drawing, relief printing, lettering, and typography. Examples are drawn from his work at the Yale University Press as well as his freelance work and works produced at McCrillis’s Penny-Whistle Press.

Dates: 1938-2003

John McHale archive

Call Number: MSS 60

The collection comprises collage books, collages, drawings, palettes, and posters by John McHale, with related printed material, including catalogs, periodicals, ephemera, and small posters.

Dates: ca. 1950-1978.

Robert Olsen papers

Call Number: WA MSS S-3230

The Robert Olsen Papers contain sketchbooks, notebooks, ephemera, and artwork documenting Olsen's artistic practice.

Dates: circa 1995-2014

Kevin Opstedal papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 1120

The collection consists of correspondence, writings, notebooks, sketchbooks, audiovisual materials, printed materials, and other papers by or relating to poet Kevin Opstedal. It documents his work as a poet, as well as his research interest in the poets of Bolinas, California.

Dates: 1970s-2012

Robert Osborn Papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 938

The Robert Osborn Papers contain drawings, paintings, posters, correspondence, collages, printed material, clippings, a sketch notebook, a wooden plate, and dolls. Drawings include drawings of Don Quijote, Charlie Chaplin, and drawings for several publications.

Dates: 1929-1994, bulk 1949-1994

Pease family collection of sketchbooks and exercise books

Call Number: MSS 6

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

Eleanor Perényi papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 1771
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, writings, printed material, diaries, research notes, photographs, and other papers by or relating to Eleanor Perényi. Correspondents include Perényi's parents Grace Zaring and Ellis Stone, as well as other writers such as Alfred Corn, Mary McCarthy, J. D. McClatchy, and James Merrill. Letters to her parents describe the social and political atmosphere in Eastern Europe, where she lived with her husband Baron Zsigmond Perényi, prior to and at the...
Dates: 1886-2007, bulk 1937-1988

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, 1824

 Item — Vol. 1
Call Number: MSS 16
Scope and Contents: Inscribed “Mary Parker / Sweeney at Oswestry— / 1824” on front pastedown. The sketchbook contains graphite and watercolor sketches of scenes in the vicinity of her family’s home, Sweeney Hall, in Oswestry, Shropshire, on the border of Wales. It also includes sketches of picturesque sites from North Wales, such as the Llyn Peninsula and the countryside about Conwy. Mary displays a marked interest in Gothic architecture, as well as in recent technological developments, seen in her sketches of...
Dates: 1824

Sketchbook: botanical drawings and rural scenery, 1840-1845

 Item — 1: Series 1, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents: Inscribed, "Emma Gurney Pease--from her dear Grandmamma Gurney, 1840." Contains graphite sketches of rural scenery and botanical studies in watercolor. The works are generally accomplished, with detailed graphite drawings and carefully painted watercolors. Emma’s work seems to show a stronger aptitude in, or even preference for, graphite pieces. The scenes depicted in the sketches include images of rural cottages, architectural ruins, and studies of tree leaf patterns. Many of the images in...
Dates: 1840-1845

Sketchbook: Dieppe, 1814

 Item — 1: Series 1, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents: Inscribed "E. Gurney" in graphite on the cover. Contains graphite sketches of scenes from a trip that Emma took with her family to Dieppe, France, in 1814. From images of the voyage across the Channel, Emma moves on to make several sketches of local scenery, residents going about their daily tasks, and regional costume. Most of the pieces are not completed, but a few are more finished than others. Some of the drawings are part of an additional smaller sketchbook, here bound in. Towards the...
Dates: 1814

Sketchbook formerly attributed to Sir Joshua Reynolds, late 18th century

 Item — Volume Reynolds 40: Series 2
Call Number: MSS 30 , Series II
Scope and Contents:

Sketchbook including sketches once believed to be in preparation for Mrs. Siddons as Tragic Muse.

Dates: late 18th century

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

 Item — 1: Series 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...
Dates: 1849-1889

Sketchbook: scenery and domestic objects, 1854-1857

 Item — 2: Series 1, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents:

Contains graphite drawings of scenery and domestic objects. Francis Richard Pease began this sketchbook when he was roughly 10 years old. Drawings are dated from 1854 to 1857. The drawings of scenery depict houses and other buildings, including churches and ruins. Objects drawn include a press, a stool, a model tin pump, an easel, and a vase.

Dates: 1854-1857

Sketchbook: Scotland, 1853

 Item — 1: Series 1, Folder: 7
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents: Contains graphite drawings from a family trip to Scotland in 1853. The majority of pages in the sketchbook are blank. One sketch is labeled as having details added by "A. Lloyd," presumably a friend of Emma's. As is typical for Emma, the subject matter is that of scenes from nature or views of villages and architectural features from a distance. The sketches are mostly very complete and include a panoramic waterfront view done over two facing pages. Locations depicted include: Stirling, the...
Dates: 1853

Sketchbook: Scotland and Wales, 1870s

 Item — 2: Series 1, Folder: 12
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents: Contains graphite and watercolor sketches documenting travels in Scotland, primarily. The subjects of Lady Pease’s work include waterfront views, scenes of rolling hills and vegetation, studies of local residents, and architectural features. Most of the sketches are completed in watercolor. Some pieces depict scenes from Falmouth, Wales, where the Peases had a home called Kerris Vean. Labeled scenes include: Loch Bulig, Mar Lodge, Cluny Lodge Braemar, Behind Lions Face Cluny, Lemorran Creek,...
Dates: 1870s