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Album of sketches by Lester George Hornby, etc

 
Album of sketches by Lester George Hornby, etc by HORNBY, Lester George; Alexander Jamieson (1904)

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Author: HORNBY, Lester George; Alexander Jamieson
Title: Sketches by Lester George Hornby and others
 
Year: 1904
Publisher: Unpublished
Place: Glasgow
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
 
Price: £125
 
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[ff] 50. Album of signatures and sketches collected on ocean cruises including two sketches by American artist Lester George Hornby. Owned by the Glasgow-born doctor Alexander Jamieson, the signatures and sketches were collected during a series of ocean cruises onboard SS Circassia (1904) a trans-atlantic trip aboard SS Parisian (1906) and SS Laurentian (1907). Hornby contributed two sketches on board SS Parisian, the first from July 16 1906 of a judge and the second a comical barrister, 'Council [sic] for the Defence' with a speech bubble:'Have a wee half M'Lord', signed the same day. Hornby (1882-1956) trained at Rhode Island School of Design and the Art Students League in New York whence he travelled to Paris and received his first international recognition in Paris in the prestigious Salon d’Automne of 1907, spending most of his productive years in France, returning intermittently to America. In his final years, he played an active role as teacher and artist in the Rockport art colony. The album is bound in pretty floral cloth covered boards with functional clasp, bookplate and Jamieson's library stamp: 'Dr Alex Jamieson No. [manuscript] 658 Burnside'. The signatures for SS Circassia begin with 'Gerard Christian Capt 2/ Alexandra Princess of Wales own (Yorkshire Reg.t) S.S. Circassia 27.4.04'. A further 30 signatures appear from this voyage including several Bombay District police, an Egyptian doctor etc. The SS Parisian voyage yields the bulk of the American signatures including 'Hugh Gillespie, Hanover club... Brooklyn' and of course 'Lester G Hornby American Ex-Co....' J K Bounell of Palo Alto adds a sketch a confrontation with an angry whale.
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