Sketchbook recording a tour in North Wales

Cover: Sketchbook containing pen and wash views recording a tour in North Wales

Selection 1: Sketchbook containing pen and wash views recording a tour in North Wales

Selection 2: Sketchbook containing pen and wash views recording a tour in North Wales

Album containing drawings of castles, ruins, abbeys, landscapes, roads, and bridges drawn by the artist while on tour in northern Wales in August and September 1790, the year before her marriage. Most of the drawings are titled with names of places visited are listed on the front fly leaf. On the verso of the fifth drawing, sometime after 1826, the artist has written a short piece entitled “Recollections” in which she compares traveling in Wales in 1790 to the last trip she took in 1826.

  • Artist: Graham, Elizabeth Susanna Davenport, 1762 or 3-1844.
  • Title: [Sketchbook containing pen and wash views recording a tour in North Wales].
  • Created: North Wales : August & Septr. 1790.

Catalog Record

Acquired January 2012

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