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Four Cornish Sketchbooks

Four Cornish Sketchbooks by HANNAFORD, Charles Arthur (1907)
Author: HANNAFORD, Charles Arthur
Title: Four Cornish Sketchbooks
Year: 1907
Publisher: E Wolff and Son
Place: Cornwall
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: Yes
Price: £250
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Four Cornish sketchbooks by Charles Arthur Hannaford, son of the watercolourist Charles Edward Hannaford.

Book I: Small quarto 'Fowey' sketchbook, c [pp] 100;'Charles A Hannaford. Fowey/ Cornwall' on front pastedown. Mixture of pencil and watercolour landscapes, seascapes and boats, townscapes and a couple of interiors including an arts and crafts style fireplace. Pencil sketches often annotated with annotations indicating colour and suggestions as for a harbour scene: 'Try with "lower" view (quay Higher)'.

Book II: Small quarto 'Fowey' sketchbook, c [pp] 100 quarter black roan over black paper coverered boards 'John B Smith, Hampstead Road, London' stationer's label and 'C. A. Hannaford Fowey'. Most pencil sketches including Truro Cathedral, 'Tresillian 27/3/11', 'Newham Truro' etc.

Book III: Small quarto, disbound lacking lower board. Mixture of Cornish and Norfolk scenes including lectern Ranworth Church, St Benet's Abbey and Norfolk Broads motor Cruisers/

Book IV: Small quarto, disbound, [pp] 150 'Chas A Hannaford Fowey, September 1907'. Many quite finished pencil drawings including coastal views, 'Fowey, evening', '16 St Lawrence Rd, Plymouth' (interior) a 'Study for Competition' of a bar interior, motor car, St Catherine's Point etc.

Charles E Hannaford (1887 - 1972) was the son of Charles A Hannaford, like his father a skilled watercolourist who painted in Cornwall and Norfolk.
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