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Joseph Strutt. Drawings and tracings

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Joseph Strutt. Drawings and tracings
mostly c.1773
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Extent and format
Various sizes. Conserved (1996) and mounted in Melinex envelopes in twelve grey fascicules, in two brown boxes.
Scope and content
Drawings and tracings by Joseph Strutt (1749-1802) mainly intended for engraving in his publications The Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of England (1773) and Thorda ... the Manners, Customs, Arms, Habits, etc., of the People of England (3 vols., 1774-6; the Society's copy includes two further tracings). Includes (MSS/0827/009) three pencil drawings of the tented camp of Henry VIII at the Field of the Cloth of Gold (from BL Cotton MS Augustus III), published as Plates viii, ix in Strutt Manners, III (1776), copies of illustrations in the Beauchamp Pageants (BL Cotton MS Julius E. IV) and many other British Museum and Bodleian Library MSS. Mostly consists of tracings on oiled paper, brown and very fragile. With notes and draft text (particularly in MSS/0827/011, 12), and annotations on mounts and interleaves. See A. Ribeiro, 'Antiquarian Attitudes', Costume, 28 (1994), 64, fig. 4.
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Archival history
Presented by (Sir) Thomas William Boord, Bt. (1896), FSA, MP, 1874 (Donation Book, 18 Sept. 1874).