Lobster industry -- Pictorial works
Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
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.
In the center is a large circular sketch presenting a possibility for the plate's overall composition. The sketch is similar, but not identical, to the final image (in reverse). In the upper right corner, Leighton has drawn a two-headed arrow and written "light." Around are numerous smaller circular sketches in varying degrees of completion. Some are similar to the central image, but some present men in rowboats, etc.
Circular drawing of the final composition for the image (in reverse from the prints). Very finely executed.
Print signed by Leighton in pencil below the image. Marked in pencil "5/50 Lobsters" and "10" in upper right corner.
Orange adhesive residue and impressions on recto/verso suggest it was framed at one point.
Unsigned final proof. Poor printing quality: very light, with white splotches.
Verso: round sticker reading "N.E.I. 48" on lower right corner.
Sketch of a lobster trap. Labeled "lobster catcher."
Detailed, full-page drawing of a lobster.
7 sketches of lobsters: one large lobster seen from above in the middle, surrounded by lobsters drawn from different angles and in different positions.
Two detailed sketches of tall rubber boots. The left sketch includes ropes and anchor, and the boots seem to be hanging from the wall.
Sketches of three bunches of seaweed, each a slightly different variety. Small sketch of a lobster in upper right corner.
Seascape with a number of smallish islands in the middle distance. In front of one is a tiny figure in a row-boat. A group of round, bald rocks in the foreground. Not very detailed.
Sketch of a group of rocks in the center; to the left, two small boats, the top one with a sail.
Rough sketch of a group of rocks. At the top right is a spit of land. Some orange-brown residue on the left edge of the paper.
Wide sketch of a seascape with pine trees at the far shore, on a spit of land that curves to the left. In the middle ground, to the left, a rocky shoreline with a small boat moored.
In the foreground, disconnected from the landscape, a large sketch of a lobster buoy laid on its side, with a line tied to the top.
In the foreground is a large sketch of a rowboat, apparently moored near a pier. Behind, much smaller, a person rows in a similar boat. Rough sketch of trees or vegetation on the far shore.
Studies of jacketed arms and hands grasping ropes.
Partial proof: large white space in the center of print.
Numbered 1 in upper right corner.
Partial proof: large white space in the center of print. No corrections visible.
Numbered 2 in upper right corner.
Hands of the two central figures holding buckets are drawn in with graphite (over the blank space in the center).
Numbered 3 in upper right corner.
Hands of men carrying buckets are drawn in with graphite (into blank spaces at the print's center).
Numbered 4 in upper right corner. Verso: round stamp reading "N.E.I. 49" in lower right corner.