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Drawings (visual works)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Visual works produced by drawing, which is the application of lines on a surface, often paper, by using a pencil, pen, chalk, or some other tracing instrument to focus on the delineation of form rather than the application of color. This term is often defined broadly to refer to computer-generated images as well.

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

A beautiful shrub in the garden hedges at Bombay. J. Forbes, redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume 2, Page: 299
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The image is an outline of a branch of a plant with numerous leaves and a central blossom. The Latin name is given as Justicia picta (see Graptophyllum pictum).
Dates: redrawn between 1794 and 1800

A Branch of the Cocoa-nut Tree, of a reduced size. The Leaves when doubled over, and plaited together, form an excellent Thatch. J. Forbes, redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume 2, Page: 43
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The image shows a branch of a coconut tree, with green fronds extending on both sides. Bottom of page: Forbes includes a Latin quotation from Pliny's Natural History--"In palmarum foliis primo scriptatum"--with the gloss, "The Leaves of Palm Trees were used to write on by the ancients."
Dates: redrawn between 1794 and 1800

A Bunch of Cocoa-nuts, of a reduced size. J. Forbes, redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume 2, Page: 45
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The drawing depicts a bunch of coconuts, without surroudning illustration. The Latin name is given as Cocos nucifera - Lin: (see Cocos nucifera).
Dates: redrawn between 1794 and 1800

A Sketch of young Cocoa-nut Trees; one exhibiting the first shoots from the nut; the other of a few years growth. J. Forbes, redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume 2, Page: 39
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The image shows two plants, one just emerging from the ground, the other with more developed fronds and trunk. Above the image, Fobres gives the Latin name as Cocos Nucifera - Lin: (see Cocos nucifera). Bottom of page: a quotation, in Latin, from Pliny's Natural History, reading "In oriente ex his vina, gentiumque aliquibis panis: plurimis vero etiam qudrupedum cibus." A translation is written below.
Dates: redrawn between 1794 and 1800

An untitled sketch of "hook swinging.", redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume 4, Page: 49
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The image is a sketch of an individual suspended from a scaffold by a rope, likely a depiction of the practice of "hook swinging."
Dates: redrawn between 1794 and 1800

Cocoa-nuts, as gathered from the Tree; nearly of their natural size. J. Forbes, redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume 2, Page: 47
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The image shows two coconuts, one in front of the other, without background illustration. The Latin name is given as Cocos nucifera - Lin: (see Cocos nucifera).
Dates: redrawn between 1794 and 1800

Cocoa-nuts uncoated, to shew the Shell and Kernel of the Nut, drawn from the natural size. J. Forbes, redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume 2, Page: 49
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The image shows two coconuts, one with its casing removed, the other split in half, with no background illustration. Bottom of page: a passage from James Thomson's "The Seasons," beginning, "O stretch'd amid the orchards of the sun, Give me to drain the Cocoa's milky bowl."
Dates: redrawn between 1794 and 1800

Job's-Tears. J. Forbes, redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume 2, Page: 311
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The image is an outline of a branch with several leaves and drooping blossoms. The Latin name is given as Coix Lachryma Jobi (see Coix lacryma-jobi).
Dates: redrawn between 1794 and 1800

Sketch for Aluminum Head, 1954?

 Item — Box 1: Series 7; Series 8, item: 14c
Call Number: MSS 60, Series VII
Scope and Contents: Aluminum was a lightweight construction material increasingly used in the 1950s by architects. It is sometimes associated with the New Pragmaticist architecture being built in Britain in these years. McHale's 'head-collages' of the 1950s, although they bear a superficial resemblance to Paolozzi's works, have been better described as images of the 'media-fed man' (Robert Freeman) -- figures that are "defined by what they consume." This consumerist conception of collage differs somewhat from its...
Dates: 1954?

Sketch of a Mango-Tree. J. Forbes, redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume 2, Page: 75
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The drawing shows a mango tree, with several mangoes hanging from its branches. The Latin name is given as Mangifera-Indica (see Mangifera indica). Bottom of page: an adapted quotation from poet Edmund Waller's (1606-1687) "The Battle of the Summer's Islands," beginning, "On candied Plantains, and the juicy Pine, On choicest Mangoes, and sweet grapes, they dine."
Dates: redrawn between 1794 and 1800

Sketch of a stem of the Blossom and young Fruit of the Cocoa-nut Tree; bursting from its enclosure. J. Forbes, redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume 2, Page: 41
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The image shows a part of the coconut tree, with blosoms and flowers emerging from a branch. There is no surrounding illustration. The Latin name is listed above as Cocos nucifera - Lin: (see Cocos nucifera).
Dates: redrawn between 1794 and 1800

Study for Aluminum Head, 1954

 Item — Box 5: Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 5; Series 7, item: 14a
Call Number: MSS 60, Series VII
Scope and Contents: Aluminum was a lightweight construction material increasingly used in the 1950s by architects. It is sometimes associated with the New Pragmaticist architecture being built in Britain in these years. McHale's 'head-collages' of the 1950s, although they bear a superficial resemblance to Paolozzi's works, have been better described as images of the 'media-fed man' (Robert Freeman) -- figures that are "defined by what they consume." This consumerist conception of collage differs somewhat from its...
Dates: 1954

Study for Aluminum Head, 1954

 Item — Box 6: Series 7; Series 9; Series 10, item: 14b
Call Number: MSS 60, Series VII
Scope and Contents: Aluminum was a lightweight construction material increasingly used in the 1950s by architects. It is sometimes associated with the New Pragmaticist architecture being built in Britain in these years. McHale's 'head-collages' of the 1950s, although they bear a superficial resemblance to Paolozzi's works, have been better described as images of the 'media-fed man' (Robert Freeman) -- figures that are "defined by what they consume." This consumerist conception of collage differs somewhat from its...
Dates: 1954

Tamarind-Tree, redrawn between 1794 and 1800

 Item — Volume 2, Page: 77
Call Number: MSS 66
Scope and Contents: The drawing shows a tree on a hillside. The Latin name is given as Tamarindus Indica (see Tamarindus indica). Bottom of page: an adapted quotation from Thomson's "The Seasons," beginning, "Lay me reclin'd, Beneath the spreading Tamarind that shakes."
Dates: redrawn between 1794 and 1800