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Book Description
4to, 260 x 185mm, 24 ff. (two leaves detached), contemporary half-morocco & marbled sides (worn, upper joint starting at head & tail), paper upper cover label entitled "pencil sketches 1835-36 South Devon, Coleshill & c. Oxford 37". This Regency era sketchbook contains some 28 drawings (one partially completed) over 24 leaves of both architectural, pastoral & maritime scenes. Our H.Bendall seems to have had an uncommonly good eye for detail, perspective and technique, particularly the depiction of light and shade with many of the drawings being of remarkable quality. The subjects covered include ruins at Glastonbury Abbey, Maxstock & Kenilworth, Teignmouth Bay and several maritime scenes, houses at Denbury, Ogwell & whitacre; churches at Spechley, Worcester Severn, Coleshill, several and others including some very fine sketches of Merton meadow (Hereford). The pencil note Oxford 37 added to the label is presumably in error assuming Merton to be Merton college, Oxford. An interesting survival [Ref: 453] £130
Author SKETCH BOOK. [Bendall, H].
Date [1835-1837].

Price: £130.00

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