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TypDr 805.L515.60r (1-30) Sz2

Leighton of Stretton, Frederic Leighton, Baron, 1830-1896. Frederic Leighton Romola drawings to illustrate the novel by George Eliot, circa 1860: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: TypDr 805.L515.60r (1-30) Sz2
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Leighton of Stretton, Frederic Leighton, Baron, 1830-1896.
Title: Frederic Leighton Romola drawings to illustrate the novel by George Eliot,
Date(s): 1860.
Quantity: 1 collection (.4 linear feet (30 drawings)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drawings by English artist Baron Frederic Leighton to illustrate the novel Romola by George Eliot.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Bequest of Francis L. Hofer; received: 1978.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Tarsis
The descriptions below include the following information:
  • 1. Identification of the drawings in Cornhill Magazine.
  • 2. Notation was made when manuscript drawing varied from printed version.
  • 3. The "Smith, Elder 1880" notation refers to publication of the drawing in the novel: George Eliot. Romola. London: Smith, Elder, 1880.
  • Conditions Governing Access:

    There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

    Preferred Citation for Publication:

    Frederic Leighton Romola Drawings to Illustrate the Novel by George Eliot, circa 1860 (TypDr 805.L515.60r (1-30) Sz2). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

    Biographical / Historical

    Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton (1830-1896) was an English painter and sculptor. The illustrations that form this collection were commissioned by George Smith in 1860 and first appeared in Cornhill Magazine (1862-1863), and later were published in the Smith Elder 1880 edition of the novel.

    Bibliography

    For further information see: David P. Becker. Drawings for Book Illustration: The Hofer Collection. [Cambridge, Mass.]: Dept. of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton Library, Harvard University, 1980. As noted in David Becker's catalog, the details of costume and expression are absent from these final drawings and were added later on the blocks.

    Scope and Contents

    30 drawings in black and white chalk on blue-gray wove paper; 19 x 13 cm. and smaller. 10 drawings are initial vignettes. 20 are full-page illustrations.

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