Sketchbook of a cruise on the Foudroyant, 1800-1806.

Published/Created:
1800-1806
Physical Description:
1 v. (47 p.) ; 14 cm x 19 cm.
Notes:
Inscribed on verso of flyleaf by Knight: "This book was commenced at Palermo in Sicily, 1800. Finished at Windsor, 1806."
Some captions on versos erased.
Binding: contemporary full calf; gilt decoration.
Ellis Cornelia Knight (1757-1837), writer, governess and protégé of Lady Emma Hamilton, whom she broke with after Lady Hamilton's affair with Lord Nelson became public knowledge in England. Knight's works include Dinarbas: A Tale (1790) and Sir Guy de Lusignan (1833).
Abstract:
Sketchbook containing 37 watercolors done by Ellis Cornelia Knight while on board Lord Nelson's flagship the Foudroyant with Sir William and Lady Emma Hamilton in 1800. Twenty-six sketches are views taken from the ship off the coast of Sicily, under sail to Malta, and returning from Malta to Palermo. There are also sketches taken in Palermo prior to sailing, and on excursions from the ship near Syracuse. Sketch 2, for example, shows the villa of Prince Ventimiglieri in Palermo; sketch 19 shows an excursion party rowing near Syracuse. There is an index at the back of the volume.
Associated Names:
Knight, Ellis Cornelia, 1757-1837 [Creator]
Topics:
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 --Naval operations, British
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 --Personal narratives
Travelers’ writings, English
Women travelers
Topics:
Malta --Description and travel. Malta --Description and travel
Mediterranean Coast (Italy) --Description and travel
Sicily --Description and travel
Topics:
Foudroyant (Ship)
Hamilton, Emma, Lady, 1761?-1815
Hamilton, William, Sir, 1730-1803
Knight, Ellis Cornelia, 1757-1837
Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805
Language:
English
Genre:
illustrations (AAT)
Sketchbooks
Watercolors (Paintings)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Osborn d485
Orbis Record:
9334644
Orbis Barcode:
39002093928415
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection
oid pointer:
1467280
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
2068408
PID:
digcoll:3625942

Number of Pages: 50
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