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[Untitled portfolio of drawings]

Description

Portfolio, with oval vignettes recto and verso. Recto: Quincy, decorative writing on "sky-like" background. Verso: design of fall leaves, against sky. Both are colored. Contents include several sketches, watercolors, etc. Noteworthy are: two pencil drawings by, or after, John L(udlow) Morton, one titled Castle Williams, Governors Island, with initials JLM, another titled "On the fish-kill" with the same initials. Probably 1840s. Other contents of this portfolio include: pencil sketch of a young man wearing plumed hat, pasted to paper with raised ornamental border, floral pattern. Copy of sketch signed E. S. Quincy, of Quincy house, titled "Seat of Josiah Quincy, Esq." Three watercolor (?) full length depictions of women in dress native to Spain, Italy and Austria? Switzerland?, unsigned, watermarked Canson. Four pencil sketches, various stages of completion. Floral/trees, one with sketch of building in Harvard Yard (? very incomplete). One wash drawing Etruscan vase. One watercolor profile of dog, with penciled inscription affixed to ornamental card. One printed page, colored, inscribed "Album." One copy (?) of Niagara Falls from above, from etching by Basil Mall (Hall?) with "camera lucida" (long inscription on reverse of this).

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Details

Collection Name
Original art collection
Collection Code
GC001
Dates
1840s-1860s[?]
Acquisition Type
Loan
Date of Acquisition
1939
Physical Description
1 portfolio; pencil; watercolor; wash
Collection Type
Graphic Materials
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
ACCESS ID: 4249
Old ID: 4290.00
Credit Line
Loaned by Edmund Quincy, 1939.
GUSN
165675
Reference Code
GC001.US.617

Historical/Biographical Note

Found in sketchbook possibly having belonged to Josiah Quincy, with date Feb. 4, 1863, Boston Mass. (from embossed card with ink inscription, affixed to inside of back cover of portfolio).

Record details

Originator
Morton, John Ludlow, 1792-1871 (artist)
Other People
Quincy, Eliza Susan, 1798-1884
Material Type
paintings (visual works)
Places
Quincy (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Location Note
HGO-01-001-O-G-402-ORAS08
Related Items
Quincy family collection
Physical Access Restrictions
Good.

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