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Drawings and prints collected by Hugh Cleghorn
Fonds — Box: Coll-1619, Box: Coll-1619 / E2015.23
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of lithographs, engravings, and woodcuts, notes and news-clippings, drawings, sketches, tracings and water-colours, and photographs of drawings. These feature trees, flowers and leaves, figures, animals and places in the Himalayas and across India... Indian life, forests and gardens.
Dates: 17th-19th century
Engraving by Nuria Quevedo as frontispeice in 'Aussichtsreiche Randfiguren : Aufsaetze'
Scope and Contents The engraving was held loose in the Edinburgh University Library copy ofAussichtsreiche Randfiguren ; Aufsaetzeby Eva Kaufmann, 2000, shelfmark KMP 827 (Special Collections), a work which forms part of the Karin Macpherson acquisition of literature and literary criticism from the former German Democratic Republic (DDR/GDR). The same engraving forms the frontispiece toAussichtsreiche Randfiguren ; Aufsaetze. The engraving depicts a walking figure (female) set against sunlight, and...
Peepshow depicting a library, by Martin Engelbrecht
Item — Box: CLX-A-1591
Content Description This is an eighteenth-century perspective view (also called "peepshow", or in the original German Guckkastendioramen) produced by German engraver and publisher Martin Engelbrecht. Printed on thin paper, from etched copper plates, and coloured in watercolour, it depicts a miniature contemporary library, complete with library users reading, discoursing, or simply admiring the shelves.Martin Engelbrecht of Augsburg, Germany started creating these...
Dates: 18th century
Scope and Contents The Symbolae Scoticae [= ‘Scottish contributions’] is a set of eight purpose-bound scrapbooks containing more than 2000 items relating to Scottish history, geography and culture.The bulk of this material consists of 18th and early 19th century prints illustrating Scottish topography and antiquities; but the collection also includes original historical documents, printed maps, portrait engravings, newspaper and magazine clippings, two calotypes, and original...
Dates: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)
- Subject: Engraving X
- Watercolor painting 2
- Albums 1
- Animals 1
- Botanical illustration 1
- Botanists 1
- Engravers 1
- Flowers 1
- Himalaya Mountains 1
- India 1
- Libraries 1
- Lithography 1
- Maps 1
- Peep shows 1
- Scotland 1
- Trees 1
- sketches 1 ∧ less
- English 2
- English 1
- No linguistic content; Not applicable 1
- Burns, Robert, 1759-1796 (Scottish poet) 1
- Cleghorn, Hugh Francis Clarke (physician, botanist) 1
- Engelbrecht, Martin, 1684-1756 (engraver and publisher) 1
- Quevedo, Nuria, b. 1938, Artist 1
- Scott, Sir Walter, 1771-1832 (novelist and poet) 1
- White, Adam, 1817-1879 (naturalist) 1 ∧ less