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British Isles Sketchbook

Francis William Edmonds

American Art

Francis William Edmonds used this sketchbook during his three-week journey through the British Isles, recording important monuments he encountered along the way in places such as Warwick, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Stratford-upon-Avon. In one of the most striking sketches, combining precise outlines and exacting details, Edmonds rendered the Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles of Jedburgh Abbey, looming over the Scottish town. Since he was primarily a genre painter, this sketchbook provides a rare example of his work in land- and townscape composition.
MEDIUM Graphite on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper
DATES 1841
DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 6 5/16 x 1/4 in. (12.1 x 16 x 0.6 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS (see Description)
CREDIT LINE Purchase gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Milberg
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Francis William Edmonds (American, 1806-1863). British Isles Sketchbook, 1841. Graphite on cream, moderately thick, slightly textured wove paper, 4 3/4 x 6 5/16 x 1/4 in. (12.1 x 16 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Milberg, 1999.6.2 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1999.6.2_p01_PS6.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1999.6.2_p01_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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