ORIGINAL ARTISTS SKETCH BOOK SKETCHES OF THE BLACK COUNTRY &c 1922-1924 ATTRIBUTED TO WATSON-SMITH OF STOURBRIDGE ([ 1922 - 1924 ])

Watson-Smith

Manuscript Staffordshire Black Country 1922

Date: [ 1922 - 1924 ]

This is a fascinating piece of Social History, an original sketchbook attributed to an Artist from Stourbridge called Watson-Smith containing Fifty Six full page sketches of Industrial scenes around Stourbridge and the Black Country including Canals and Factories and other scenes in the years 1922-1924 including sketches of a visit to the South Coast around the Newhaven and Alfriston area the sketches of the Black Country area recording an industrial landscape much of which has long gone, most of the sketches are dated with the scenes identified includes Glebe Farm, Brettell Lane and Canal, Whittington Common, Wardsley, Brookmoor, Chaunhill, Canal Stourbridge, Warwick Castle, Harcourt, Ashford’s House, Lock House Kemsford, Brierley Hill, Cleeve Prior, Blundell Sands, Stourbridge Gas Works, Bilston, Gothenby, Saltwells, Seaford, The Martell Tower, Buckle Inn, Cuckford Valley, Near Alfriston, Bishopstone, Exeat Farm, Seaford Head, Alfriston Church, Old Ship Yard at New haven, Stamber Mill Works and E. J. and J. Pearson Ltd etc, etc, the album is a landscape format measuring 14 inches by 10 inches approx., an earlier owner of the album from the 1950s attempted to do some research on the artist and two of the letters he received are loosely inserted into the album, and pictured in the listing the covers have some signs of wear with dents and bumps with some marking, internally some of the sketches are loose and a few with worn edges else in good general condition THIS ALBUM IS NOW A FASCINATING AND IMPORTANT PIECE OF SOCIAL HISTORY RECORDING A LOST INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE IN PICTURES

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Card Covers

£750

Offered by Andrew Cox