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Crawhall, Joseph.
Juvenile Sketchbook of Animals;1869.
, 1869. Small landscape octavo, approx 5" x 7". 16 unpaginated sketches, plus a further 8 inscribed pages (in an adult hand) and sketches loosely inserted in a slightly larger size. Stitched thin pale green card wraps with printed titles and decorative border in black to upper cover and "Joseph age 8 March 12th 1869" inscribed inside border. A sketchbook of animals (giraffes, zebra, horses, elephants, camels, gnu and a hare) drawn by the artist in childhood, mostly in pencil, with one watercolour inside rear cover. Ms inscription pasted to verso of upper cover: "I certify that this book of drawings is the work of my uncle Joseph Crawhall 1861-1913 John E Crawhall-Wood March 1968". John Emerson Crawhall-Wood (1909-1981) was the son of Joseph Crawhall's younger sister Beatrice (Bea), who married John Wood of Easingwold. Covers lightly scuffed and soiled; corner of inscribed label torn with loss, but signature and dates intact. Joseph Crawhall III (1861-1913) was born at Morpeth, Northumberland, and trained at King's College, London, before going to Paris to work with Aime Nicolas Morot (French 1850-1913) in 1882. He came from a family of well-established Northumbrian artists and was the third generation to bear the same name; his relatives encouraged the young Joseph is his artistic endeavours and he grew into one of the most distinguished painters of animals and birds of his day. Joseph's father taught him how to draw and made him work from memory, and he carefully preserved his son's early drawing books, naming and dating each one. Young Joseph's efforts were regarded as … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Keel Row Books [United Kingdom]
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