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Sketchbook, 1911: PD.53-1994

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Sketchbook, 1911


Draughtsman: Raverat, Gwendolen



Coverboards covered in white linen. Off-white paper. Collocation: four gatherings containing the following number of leaves: eight (one, attached to front cover and one cut out); eight; eight; eight (one attached to back cover). An extra leaf has been slipped into the sketchbook between ff.7 and 9.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1994) by Gurney, Sophie, Mrs


Production date: AD 1911


This sketchbook contains a preliminary drawing, possibly for 'Child Stealers' [7] 1909?/11. There is also a label tucked into the back saying 'Dating from around 1912. Studies for 'The Raising of Lazarus', with a poem (see inscription).

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Black ink
Blue ink
Black wash
Blue wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Coverboards Height 232 mm Width 140 mm
Sheet Size Height 233 mm Width 140 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 1911
  • Location: Spine
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: models: / Sara Tate / 127 Guesford Road / Kentish Town / and Miss Ison / 8 Bassett St / Kentish Town.
  • Location: Inside front cover
  • Method of creation: Pen and black ink

Inscription present: the word 'Underground' underlined, and the whole accompanied by an annotated map of the area

  • Text: 34 Avenue Road / Underground St John's Wood
  • Location: Inside front cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 71 Kirland St / Camb. Mass. USA /
  • Location: Inside back cover
  • Text: Mrs Sanders / 5 Hatfield Place [later crossed through]
  • Location: Inside back cover
  • Text: Mrs Sanders / 11 Heckfield Place / Fulham. W/- / .
  • Location: Inside back cover
  • Text: 1 Rue Legendre.
  • Location: Inside back cover
  • Method of creation: Red crayon
  • Text: Manufactured by / PERCY YOUNG, / ENGLISH & FOREIGN / ARTIST'S COLOURMAN, / GOWER ST., W.C. / London, England. / (Sketch Books a SpĂ©cialitĂ©.)
  • Location: Inside back cover, lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed label
  • Text: I am a reed that is shaken/ By all the winds in the sky/ I only exist to tremble/ When the hurricane comes by// But of all the passions that shake me/ This is the strangest indeed/ I long to make me an image/ Of the wind that shakes the reed.
  • Location: Page 30 (recto), sideways on
  • Method of creation: Pen and black ink over graphite, in 2 columns of 4 lines.
  • Type: Verse, used as caption

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.53-1994
Primary reference Number: 28106
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 24 March 2017 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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