[Untitled portfolio of drawings]

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1840s-1860s[?]

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-G-402-ORAS08

GUSN

GUSN-165675

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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).

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)

Additional Identification Number

ACCESS ID 4249
Old ID 4290.00

Physical Description

1 portfolio; pencil; watercolor; wash

Collection Code

GC001

Collection Name

Original art collection

Date of Acquisition

1939

Reference Code

GC001.US.617

Acquisition Type

Loan

Credit Line

Loaned by Edmund Quincy, 1939.

Places

Quincy (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Originator

Morton, John Ludlow, 1792-1871 (artist)

Material Type

paintings (visual works)

Other People

Quincy, Eliza Susan, 1798-1884

Restrictions

Good.

Description Level

Item

Location Note

HGO-01-001-O-G-402-ORAS08

Related Items

Quincy family collection

Historical/Biographical Note

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).