[Scrapbook of drawings] [art original].

Creator:
Bull, Richard, 1725-1806.
Published/Created:
[Germany and England],
[between 1675 and 1805?]
Physical Description:
ca. 172 drawings in 1 album : watercolors, wash and ink drawings ; binding 29 cm
9 items ; 20 cm
Notes:
Purchased by Richard Bull from the collection of Doctor Fothergill. Purchased by W.S. Lewis at the Julia Swinburne and Lady Jane Ashburnham sale, Sotheby's, lot 426, 20 July 1954.
Title devised by curator.
Album contains 402 pages, alternating white and blue sheets. Nothing laid in after p. 211.
Ms. notes in Richard Bull's hand.
Binding: Red morocco leather with single gilt ruled line; spine stamped in gold "Drawings."
Abstract:
Album of ca. 22 watercolors by Maria Sybilla Merian, of insects, reptiles, and fish along with a collection of other watercolors by several artists, signed and unsigned, including a portrait of Dr. Mead and Dr. Misaubin surgeon, drawn by William Hogarth and a drawing by George Perfect Harding. Also included: Palace of the Rajah of Tassisudon / copied by M. Griffiths Junr. 1798; Back of Gibraltar Hills / W. Booth delin.
ALS from Horace Walpole to Richard Bull dated 1784 July 14, thanking him for the loan of some books including this collection of drawings by Maria Merian which he describes as "very fine".
Also laid in are various verses in Richard Bull's hand including a poem in memory of Catherine Bull and a narrative on Queen Caroline; a poem in French, "Address by the Queen of Holland to Buonaparte" [later published as Les Adieux by S̀̀ègur].
Variant Titles:
Bull's album of drawings
Topics:
Drawing, English--18th century.
Drawing, English--19th century.
Topics:
Bull, Richard,--1725-1806--Bookplate.
Bull, Richard,--1725-1806--Ms. notes.
Harding, G. P. (George Perfect), 1780-1853, artist.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764, artist.
Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717, artist.
Merian, Maria Sibylla,--1647-1717.
Language:
English
Genre:
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Gouaches--British--18th century.
Graphite drawings--British--18th century.
Ink drawings--British--18th century.
Landscape drawings.
Portraits.
Watercolors--British--18th century.
Watercolors--British--19th century.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Folio
75
B935
805
Folio 75 B935 805
Orbis Record:
9920581
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr25603_Par
oid pointer:
15808271
Citation:
Richard Bull, Scrapbook of Drawings. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
OID:
15808270
PID:
digcoll:2801321

Number of Pages: 94
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