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Sketchbook, 1914: PD.59-1994

Object information


Sketchbook, 1914


Raverat, Gwendolen (Draughtsman)


Coverboards covered with white linen. Off-white paper. Collocation: four gatherings containing the following number of leafs: five (one attached to front cover, one torn out, and one loose); eight; eight; seven (one attached to back cover). Blank: 25(recto). Figure studies, esp. of baby. Some studies outdoors including one annotated landscape. Watercolour composition inverted Page 13(verso) - one robed, bearded man speaking to another.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1914


This sketchbook contains preliminary workings for: 'Pietà' [40] ?1912/14.

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Black ink
Green wash
Yellow wash
Mauve wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper Coverboards Height 234 mm Width 143 mm
Sheet Size Height 235 mm Width 141 mm

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G / 1914
  • Location: Spine
  • Method of creation: Pen and black ink
  • Type: Date
  • Text: Sheep
  • Location: Outside front cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: the artist has inscribed upside down on leaf a poem about sheep, starting the with above line

  • Text: And all along the churchyard edge / In and out the quickest hedge ...
  • Location: Inside front cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: both right way up and upside down, the artist has inscribed lists of her engravings which she has sold to various clients

  • Location: Inside back cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 20.14.10
  • Location: Inside back cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: T.I. Lawrence / 3 West Harding St / Fleet St.
  • Location: Inside back cover
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: adverstising HOME FINDERS Ltd.

  • Location: Inside back cover
  • Method of creation: Newspaper cutting
  • Text: Manufactured by / PERCY YOUNG / ENGLISH & FOREIGN / ARTISTS' COLOURMAN, / GOWER ST., W.C., / London, England. / (Sketch Books a Spécialité.)
  • Location: Inside back cover, lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed label

Inscription present: questions presumably on egg tempura painting methods

  • Text: 1 Do you add both lights & shades/to a colour of middle darkness/2 Do you mix up the colour/ <underlined> egg and all <end underline> to the right/degree of wetness/3
  • Location: Page 16, recto, top right of page, sideways - top to edge
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.59-1994
Primary reference Number: 28178
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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