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Whaling -- Pictorial works

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 19 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

Whaling, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: A
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Signed by Leighton. Labeled: Whaling 38/50.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: Compositional Study [1] of 3, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Light circular sketch of the final composition of the plate. The central drawing is surrounded by four smaller circular drawings in various stages of completion.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: Compositional Study [2] of 3, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Slightly abstract circular painting giving a sense of the motion and final composition of the wood engraving.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: Compositional Study [3] of 3, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Circular drawing with the final composition of the plate. The tool assembly in the foreground is drawn with particular detail and care. In the bottom right corner of the page, beneath the image, Leighton has jotted a fragmented note to herself about the Whaling Museum and ship building. At the bottom left hand is a graphite sketch labeled "bond hook."
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: Final Proof [1] of 1, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Unsigned final proof.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: Preliminary Study [1] of 4, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Two harpoon heads, a knife and a whaling lance. The lance is labeled "lance" and next to it, Leighton has written what looks like "Cutting in Rock" (which is crossed out).
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: Preliminary Study [2] of 4, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Whale vertebra, grapnel anchor and a bucket.Whale vertebra is almost certainly the one Leighton describes seeing on a beach, and which gave her the epiphany that allowed her to finish the composition (see under "Writings - Whaling"). It closely resembles the one she used in the final wood engraving.The grapnel anchor has a line running from it; it is labeled "grapnel" and "anchor warp" (the warp being the line that pulls the anchor).The bucket is attached to...
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: Preliminary Study [3] of 4, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Sketch of whalers in a whaling boat, with a large toothy sperm whale behind them. To the right, squiggles to test the thickness of different graphite pencils.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: Preliminary Study [4] of 4, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Large, detailed sketch of a bundle of sailing block and tackle.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: State 1, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Ship in upper right-hand drawn in with graphite. Figures in boat seen as black silhouettes. Some holes in paper.

Numbered 1 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: State 2, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: White space in upper right where ship will appear. Figures in boat only seen in black silhouette.

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

Whaling: State 3, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Ship in upper-right corner appears in almost full detail. Figures in boat seen in black silhouette.

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

Whaling: State 4, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Some bad creasing runs diagonal across lower half of image.

Numbered 4 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: State 5, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Men in boat still seen only in black silhouette. Small sketch of a ship in graphite in lower right corner of page, outside the image. Reddish stains on paper.

Numbered 5 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: State 6, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Figures in boat still printed as black silhouettes, but this is the first proof with details added to the figures in gouache. Small tear in the paper.

Numbered 6 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: State 7, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: First proof with engraved details on the figures in the whaling boat.

Numbered 7 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Whaling: State 8, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 2, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Numbered 8 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]