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Watercolours. Paintings.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Refers to two-dimensional works of art, usually on a paper support, to which pigment suspended in water is applied with a brush to create an image or design.

Found in 203 Collections and/or Records:

Sketchbook containing watercolours and pencil sketches by an unidentified artist, chiefly of Kentish scenes and buildings.

Identifier: MS.10280
Scope and Contents

There are also a number of portraits and studies of flowers. Two of the sketches are dated 1863 and most of the watercolours are titled. At the end of the volume several playing cards and a sheet of Chinese writing have been inserted.

Dates: 19th century.

Sketchbook of Henry Aston Barker., 1800.

Identifier: MS.9650
Scope and Contents

The sketchbook contains pencil and watercolour sketches of figures and shipping, chiefly Turkish.

Dates: 1800.

'System of water-colour painting', 17th edition (London, 1858), by Aaron Penley, used by James Augustus Grant on his African expedition., 1858.

Identifier: MS.17927
Scope and Contents

On the front cover are James Augustus Grant's signature and the note 'This book was my guide through Africa. J.A. Grant'; on a leaf tipped in after page [ii] are pencil and watercolour sketches; on page 64 is a pencil sketch; and on pages 7 and 10 of the advertisements at the back are pencil notes.

Dates: 1858.

Thirty water-colours and drawings by John Harden., 1809-1810.

Identifier: MS.8866
Scope and Contents

The majority of the water-colours and drawings are landscapes, chiefly executed in the Edinburgh area or in Aberdour, Fife, during an extended visit to Scotland in 1809-1810, but there are also two drawings of fishwives, perhaps at Newhaven, and another entitled 'Bottling Whiskey' (see MS.8872).

Nine black and white photographs of landscapes now in the National Gallery of Scotland are also included.

Dates: 1809-1810.

'Tom: 2d of the juvenile poetic works of John Black’, containing drafts of verse dramas and other poems including fragments of ‘The Falls of Clyde, or the fairies’ by John Black, minister of Coylton.

Identifier: MS.14233
Scope and Contents

According to a note inside the back cover, John Black was aged from 15 to 19 when he wrote the verses (1793-1797). There are a number of pen and ink and watercolour sketches.

Dates: 1797-1798.

Twenty-five plans mainly concerning the house and estate of Pitfirrane., [Circa 1730]-1888, undated.

Identifier: MS.6509 [Map Library]
Scope and Contents Included is one item (number 4) concerning coal, namely 'A Plan of The Blind Coal Workings at Whiney Hill', 1783. There are three plans of 1803, undated, concerning Swintonmill, Berwickshire (numbers 5, 19-20). The estate of Keavil which adjoins that of Pitfirrane is represented by six plans of 1852, 1873, 1885, undated (numbers 10- 12, 14, 24-25). The plans are mainly in water-colour but there are three lithographs (numbers 10, 14, 25).The parts are as follows:...
Dates: [Circa 1730]-1888, undated.

Two journal-letters, of Robert Michael Ballantyne from the Bell Rock Lighthouse.

Identifier: Acc.11962
Scope and Contents

Includes two watercolour paintings of the lighthouse, one showing the building from the reef, the other being an interior view; with two other letters of Ballantyne concerning lifeboats, and many later letters of R M Ballantyne, his family and friends.

Dates: circa 1864-1865.

Two letters, a leaf of manuscript, and a watercolour sketch by Joyce Cary, inserted in a copy of her 'A house of children' (London, 1941).

Identifier: MS.5318
Scope and Contents

The manuscript contains a passage from the novel corresponding to page 30 and notes for another work. The sketch illustrates the scene described on page 30.

Dates: 1941-1942.

Two "visiting books" compiled by Lady Edith Campbell.

Identifier: Acc.6973
Scope and Contents

Containing photographs, watercolours, drawings, and signatures of guests.

Dates: 1894-1903.

Two-volume commonplace book compiled by David R Robertson for his daughter Helen Stewart.

Identifier: Acc.14249/1-2
Scope and Contents

A commonplace book in two volumes compiled by David R Robertson and inscribed to his daughter Helen Stewart for her birthday: 'two volumes of memorials and happy memories; comprising notes and sketches of my father's and mother's country and also of our familiar holiday haunts'. The volumes contain poetry, paintings and drawings, illuminated lettering, and extracts from books on history and Scottish folklore.

Dates: 1894-1943.

Typed copies of diaries of Jane C Burdon-Sanderson of journey to India., 1886, 1888-1889.

Identifier: MS.20668
Scope and Contents The volume consists of: (i) A copy of part of the diary, covering the period 18 March to 1 April 1886, of the earlier journey (folio 1); (ii) A complete copy of the diary of the later journey (folio 21); (iii) Some watercolour sketches made in India (folio 181 verso). The typed copy of the later journey was made in 1889 or 1890 for Elizabeth Burdon-Sanderson, whose signature dated May 1890 is at MS.20669, folio i. No doubt she was responsible for pasting in Jane's watercolour...
Dates: 1886, 1888-1889.