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Lobster industry -- Pictorial works

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 28 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

Lobstering: Compositional Study [1] of 2, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: 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.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

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

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Circular drawing of the final composition for the image (in reverse from the prints). Very finely executed.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Final Proof (signed), [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: 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.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Final Proof (unsigned), [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Unsigned final proof. Poor printing quality: very light, with white splotches.

Verso: round sticker reading "N.E.I. 48" on lower right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Preliminary Study [1] of 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Sketch of a lobster trap. Labeled "lobster catcher."
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Preliminary Study [10] of 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: 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.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Preliminary Study [11] of 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Studies of jacketed arms and hands grasping ropes.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Preliminary Study [2] of 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Detailed, full-page drawing of a lobster.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Preliminary Study [3] of 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: 7 sketches of lobsters: one large lobster seen from above in the middle, surrounded by lobsters drawn from different angles and in different positions.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Preliminary Study [4] of 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Two detailed sketches of tall rubber boots. The left sketch includes ropes and anchor, and the boots seem to be hanging from the wall.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Preliminary Study [5] of 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Sketches of three bunches of seaweed, each a slightly different variety. Small sketch of a lobster in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Preliminary Study [6] of 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: 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.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Preliminary Study [7] of 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Sketch of a group of rocks in the center; to the left, two small boats, the top one with a sail.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Preliminary Study [8] of 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: 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.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: Preliminary Study [9] of 11, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: 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.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: State 1, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Partial proof: large white space in the center of print.

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

Lobstering: State 10, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Numbered 10 in upper right corner.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]

Lobstering: State 2, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: Partial proof: large white space in the center of print. No corrections visible.

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

Lobstering: State 3, [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Oversize 2: Series 2, Folder: 6
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II
Scope and Contents: 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.
Dates: [between 1949 and 1951]