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Portraits

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness, usually including the face of the person. For representations intended to be anonymous, or of fictional or mythological characters, see "figures (representations)."

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

African (Xhosa?) woman carrying baskets on her head., circa 1846-1851

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [39002106196117], Folder: 5d(3)
Call Number: MSS 11, Series IV
Scope and Contents: An African woman is seen from behind in this apparently incomplete sketch. She bears three baskets on her head and carries a fourth basket in her hand. She wears some kind of band-like top, with a wrapped long skirt. Her feet are bare and she wears bracelets on her wrists. A palm tree is sketched loosely at left. Unlabeled.
Dates: circa 1846-1851

Album, 1827

 Item — Vol. 2
Call Number: MSS 16
Scope and Contents: Inscribed “Drawings by Mary Parker Lady Leighton” on front pastedown. Leighton made the album during an extensive tour of the Rhineland, Switzerland, and northern Italy, in the company of her mother and brother. The journal and drawings of the tour by her brother, John Parker, are at the National Library, Aberystwyth. See: Parry, Edward, "The Revd John Parker: ‘a warm partizan of Gothic art'", Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, vol. 64, (2020), pp. 90-114.The album...
Dates: 1827

Album, circa 1846-1853

 Item — Vol. 5
Call Number: MSS 16
Scope and Contents: Bound by Shrewsbury bookseller R. Davies, the scrapbook features drawings primarily by Baldwyn and Stanley. These provide a clear sense of how Mary guided her children in art instruction, encouraging them to copy from illustrations. Though the original sources for the drawings are unclear, the family must have had in its possession at least one illustrated copy of Pilgrim’s Progress, from which Baldwyn drew two scenes. Stanley seems to have been interested as...
Dates: circa 1846-1853

Album, circa 1850?

 Item — Vol. 8
Call Number: MSS 16
Scope and Contents: Scrapbook features prints clipped from various sources; several business cards from shops in London, Florence, and Chiavenna; and a small group of drawings by Mary and Baldwyn. The collection of prints is peculiar in its range of subjects: among portraits, picturesque scenes, and fine-art reproductions, there are several newspaper engravings that suggest especially lurid stories. The most notable include the beheading of a prisoner—an undated journal illustration, likely for a report on the...
Dates: circa 1850?

Album of Carr family portrait photographs, 1865-1899

 Item — Oversize 14: Series 3
Call Number: MSS 8, Series III
Scope and Contents: Comprises portrait photographs of individual members of the Carr family. The inside front cover of the album is inscribed: "The Children of T.W. Carr, Rector of Barming." Mounts of the photographs have been labeled in a single (much later?) hand. The majority of photographs appear to be albumen prints.The album includes portraits of T.W. Carr, Harriet Carr, Mary Carr, Thomas Carr, Robert Carr, Al (Alured) Carr, Laura Carr, Frank Carr, and Margaret Carr. The first photograph depicts...
Dates: 1865-1899

"Cape Corps," portrait of an African man in military garb., 1850 November

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [39002106196117], Folder: 5c(6)
Call Number: MSS 11, Series IV
Scope and Contents: Watercolor portrait, full-length, of an African man with a moustache wearing a British or European military costume. He has a billed cap (with initials "C.M.R." for "Cape Mounted Rifles" embroidered or stamped on it) and a tight, high-collared, jacket, both in dark blue, and beige trousers. He also wears black leather boots. He stands with arms crossed, looking sideways at the viewer. A metal sword is slung at his waist. In graphite are sketched mounted military men, at considerable distance in...
Dates: 1850 November

"Eno: A Kaffir Chief.", circa 1846-1851

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [39002106196117], Folder: 5c(1)
Call Number: MSS 11, Series IV
Scope and Contents: Portrait of "Eno: A Kaffir Chief," showing a middle-aged African man with a leopard-skin cape draped around his shoulders. He wears a black beaded necklace and earring. His hair is cropped short. It is unclear how Norris came to paint this portrait--whether Eno was a prisoner of the British regiment or had some kind of pact of non-aggression with colonial forces.
Dates: circa 1846-1851

Framed images, 19th century

 Item — Oversize 15: Series 3
Call Number: MSS 8, Series III
Scope and Contents: Includes a framed tintype photograph of a young girl in a dress carrying a basket of flowers. The image depicts Mary Joanna Sophia Carr, the eldest child of the Rev. Thomas William Carr (of Barming).The second image is a silhouette portrait, perhaps lithographed, of a middle-aged man. The subject is probably the family patriarch, the eldest Thomas William Carr.The third and final framed image is a small portrait, drawn in graphite, of Margaret Lewen Morton. A note on...
Dates: 19th century

Harrow Road School portrait, girls , 1897

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 3, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 12, Series III
Scope and Contents: School portrait of a group of girls aged about ten. The girls all wear what appear to be their best dresses, not uniforms. A female teacher sits in the middle of the group, and another woman stands at top right. Potted plants are placed around the front row of seated girls. Print is mounted on a decorative card with information about the Royal family, and a celebratory message: "1837 Sixty Years Happy and Glorious Reign 1897."
Dates: 1897

Harrow Road School portrait, older boys , 1897

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 3, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 12, Series III
Scope and Contents: Portrait of a class of boys aged roughly twelve or thirteen. Their teacher stands to the left of the group. All boys wear suits, not uniforms, and several have academic medals pinned to their jackets. A small marquee has "Harrow Road [?]" chalked on it. Print is mounted on a decorative card with information about the Royal family printed on it and a celebratory message: "1837 Sixty Years Happy and Glorious Reign 1897."
Dates: 1897

Harrow Road School portrait, young boys , 1897

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 3, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 12, Series III
Scope and Contents: Portrait of thirty young schoolboys with their teacher, who stands at the back of the group. There is a small marquee on which is chalked "Harrow Road, II," perhaps indicating second year students. The boys appear to be about six or seven years of age. Print is mounted on a decorative card with information about the Royal family printed on it and a celebratory message: "1837 Sixty Years Happy and Glorious Reign 1897."
Dates: 1897

"Kaffirs" portrait of man, two women, and infant., circa 1846-1851

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [39002106196117], Folder: 5c(3)
Call Number: MSS 11, Series IV
Scope and Contents: Watercolor portrait of three Xhosa/"Kaffir" tribespeople. A man stands holding a long wooden implement, keeping his hands and body wrapped in a beige colored cloak. A woman with a beaded or colorful band around her breast, beige skirt, and golden bangles stands holding a small wooden or woven bowl. Another woman kneels in the foreground holding a bushel of reeds. She has an infant strapped to her back. It is not known whether the three subjects posed for this portrait or were observed from a...
Dates: circa 1846-1851

Mary Leighton Collection

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 16
Overview: The collection comprises ten original sketchbooks, albums, and scrapbooks compiled by Mary Leighton and her children, 1824-1860.
Dates: 1824-1860

Stephen Longstreet papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 262
Overview: The Stephen Longstreet Collection consists of four types of material: a heavily illustrated typescript of an undated and unpublished book project; 130 drawings in various formats and media; seven collages; and a small group of ephemeral items. The focus of the collection is Longstreet's observation of jazz culture, particularly as it engaged African Americans. He lived in cities on all three American coasts, as well as major cities in Europe, where he recorded scenes and people in local clubs,...
Dates: 1925-1990

Maude Douglas portrait, military costume, seated , 1892 April

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 12, Series I
Scope and Contents: The second of two portraits taken of Maude in her short military costume. This image shows Maude seated on the wooden table that appears in the other portrait. She appears to hold a cigarette or some other small item in her right hand, between the first two fingers. Image is dated "April 1892" in graphite on reverse.
Dates: 1892 April

Peter Newell collection

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 63
Overview: The collection contains 35 drawings by illustrator Peter Newell which were acquired by the library, either by purchase or gift, primarily through funds left to the library by Newell's grandson Alfred Z. Baker (1907-1987). They include illustrations created for the Harper and Brothers firm and their periodicals Harper's Weekly, Harper's Monthly, and Harper's Bazar; illustrations created for other publishers; and examples of Newell's personal artwork, such as a self-portrait and portraits of his...
Dates: 1893-1914

Paul Paora Tuhaere, Chief Orakie / Queen Aotea, Second Wife of King Tawhiao , 1880s

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 3, Folder: 2
Call Number: MSS 12, Series III
Scope and Contents: Bust-length portrait of Paul Paora Tuhaere, a Maori Chief in Auckland, New Zealand. Portrait shows the chief wearing Western-style suit with white bibbed shirt and bow tie. He has a short white beard and mustache, and his tribal facial tattoos can be seen clearly.On the reverse is a portrait of Queen Aotea. She has short, dark, hair, and wears a traditional cloak with frilled collar and a feather in her hair. She has facial tattoos on her chin.Both images are signed...
Dates: 1880s

Norman Holmes Pearson Collection of “Art for the Wrong Reason”

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1031
Scope and Contents: The collection contains sixty-three sketches, drawings, paintings, and prints acquired by Yale faculty member Norman Holmes Pearson not for their aesthetic or artistic merit, but because they were created by poets and other authors; he titled his collection “Art for the Wrong Reason.” The works were executed in crayon, gouache, graphite, ink, charcoal, oil, and watercolor on paper, board, canvas, and panel, by fifty-three writers including E. E. Cummings, George Du Maurier, Victor Hugo, D. H....
Dates: 1833-1979

Photographs of the Carr family, Late 19th century?

 Item — 3: Series 3, Folder: 13
Call Number: MSS 8, Series III
Scope and Contents: Loose photographs, collected in a contemporary file labeled "Documents & old letters relating to the Carrs: photographs and paintings." The photographs have been removed to two new folders; the original file is retained.Many of the photo subjects or sitters are unidentified. There are numerous photographs of painted portraits of Carr ancestors. Identifiable people include: Thomas Carr, d. 1793 (painting); Thomas Woodward, Sheriff of Bristol, 1636 (painting); Frances Carr, née...
Dates: Late 19th century?

Photographs of the Carr family at Barming and Linnington, circa 1876-1931?

 Item — 3: Series 3, Folder: 12
Call Number: MSS 8, Series III
Scope and Contents: Loose photographs, collected in a contemporary file labeled "Old family photographs, and Carrs at Barming & Linnington." The photographs have been removed to a new folder; the original is retained.Many of the photo subjects or sitters are unidentified. There are several photographs of painted portraits of Carr ancestors. Identifiable subjects include: Marjorie Fitzherbert (1907 and 1910/1911); William Carr (from a painting, 1709); Frank Collett Carr(?); Harriet Carr (?); and the...
Dates: circa 1876-1931?