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Album of drawings

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Album of drawings
mid 19th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; pp.285. Mid 19th century. Large folio. Half leather, brown, with purple cloth.
Scope and content
Album of 311 drawings, including many w/cols, of objects ranging in date from the prehistoric to the migration periods, and derived from the British Isles, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland; mid 19th century. Many are by Bradford Wilmer and W.M.Wylie, but there are also drawings and w/cols by G.Eberlein, pp57-73 passim, Louis Braun, pp.67,71,75, J.G.Joyce, pp.89,97, T.Petter, pp.154,158, Dr F.Keller, pp.235,236, and others. Autograph note by the Abbé Cochet, Hon. FSA, p. 111. The archaeological sites represented are the Hallstatt cemetery, the Swiss lake villages, Etruscan tombs at Praeneste, the Wettingen hoard of Roman silver, Roman sites at Lillebonne, Hébérville, Fécamp and Silchester, the graves at Oberflacht, the Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Fairford and the Merovingian cemeteries at Rambouillet, Charnay, Beauvais and Envermieu. Some of the drawings relate to articles in Archaeologia, as bound in MS 871/1, others are published in SA Proc. and elsewhere. There are some printed illustrations, lithographs (Golden Psalter of St Gall, pp.29,118,122), engravings and early sepia photographs, including the Buddhist temple excavated at Sultanganj, p.246. Pencil drawing of the Yately Cup, p.280. A catalogue of the drawings is available. (Inf. Elizabeth Lewis.)
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