Thirty-seven pen and pencil drawings, in some cases with further sketches on the reverse side, by John Harden. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1803-1810. (Creation)


  • 37 Items (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The drawings are nearly all figure-groups executed either at Queen Street, Edinburgh, or at Brathay Hall, Windermere. The majority depict family gatherings, often caught playing cards or chess, sometimes in the company of friends like the Learmonths in Edinburgh or the Lloyds at Brathay Hall (see MS.8872). In most cases, a brief description, based on information supplied by the Clay family, has been added.

  • Arrangement

    37 items.

    The original numbering of the drawings, devised by Arundel S Clay, has been retained, namely Book II, numbers 1A, 2A, 3A, 3B, 6A, 6B, 9A, 15B, 17A1, 17A2, 26A, 29A, 30A, 30B, 32A, 33B, 34A, 34B, 35B, 37A, 40B, 66A, 66B, Book III, numbers 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5A, 6A, 6B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 10A, 10B and Book IV, number 24.