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Edinburgh Sketch-Book of Pencil Drawings

 
Edinburgh Sketch-Book of Pencil Drawings by CAMPBELL S. C. (1833)

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Author: CAMPBELL S. C.
Title: Edinburgh Sketch-Book of Pencil Drawings
 
Year: 1833
Publisher: Unpublished
Place: Edinburgh and Scotland
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: Yes
 
Price: £250
 
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(34x23.5cm) [ff] 19. Pencil sketchbook depicting scenes of Edinburgh and Scottish life in the 1830s. Large quarto oblong format with home-made linen covers presumably to protect the volume while sketching plein-air. The artist who signs him- or her-self 'S.C. Campbell' has completed a series of sketches, most with captions such as 'On the South Esk. Dalkeith S.C. Campbell March 1833', 'Cottage on the Dean' and most interestingly a sequence of Edinburgh views, 'Orphan Hospital from Dean Bridge... May 1836', the high arches of 'Dean Bridge' itself, 'St George's and Castle from Crooks Garden Dean' etc. A couple of the images are represented within a drawn frame suggesting a copy from a printed image but the Edinburgh drawings have a naive vigour strongly suggestive of being drawn from life. A single image of Chepstow Castle takes us outside Scotland.
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