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Sketchbooks containing drawings and notes by John Williamson for the illustration of works by Sir Walter Scott

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-1301

Scope and Contents

One of the two sketchbooks is titled on the front board, 'Sketches made at Edinburgh, Melrose and Craigmillar, etc, for drawings illustrating Sir Walters Scott's novels The Monastery and The Abbot'. There are several loose leaves and fragments in the second sketchbook.

The sketchbooks contain drawings in pencil and ink and some are coloured or washed. There are notes from lectures in the history of art.

Dates

  • 1888-1892

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance of visit.

Biographical / Historical

The artist John Williamson worked on illustrations for the Dryburgh Edition (1892-1894) of the Waverley Novels of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). His studio was in West Hampstead, London.

Extent

2 Volumes

Physical Location

CLX-A-980

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material acquired May 2011. Accession no: E2011.16.

Processing Information

Compiled by Graeme D. Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections.
Title
Sketchbooks containing drawings and notes by John Williamson (fl. 1888-1894) for the illustration of works by Sir Walter Scott

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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