B. Stanton, Sketches of Irish Character - 19th-century graphite drawing




An original 19th-century graphite drawing, B. Stanton Sketches of Irish Character after Mrs S.C. Hall.

This sheet of small sketches are described as being "from Mrs S.G. Hall's Book", which presumably refers to Sketches of Irish Character, 1829, by Irish novelist Anna Maria Hall who often published as "Mrs. S.C. Hall".

Unsigned. Most of the vignettes are inscribed below .Inscribed lower right: "O'Donoghue's House, from Mrs S.C. Hall's Book".
Foxing and marks as shown.
13.3cm x 21.1cm.
Unframed.

This work comes from a collection of drawings and watercolours by B. Stanton. The artist evidently travelled widely in the UK and in Ireland and Switzerland, recording picturesque landscapes and local landmarks. The drawings feature natural beauty spots such as views in the Lake District and County Kerry in Ireland, as well as impressive man-made structures - both feats of engineering such as the Menai Bridge, and romantic ruins such as Beaumaris and Carew Castle in Wales. The artist draws with charming attention to detail, featuring small figures, birds, boats and panoramic townscapes to give the landscapes a sense of scale and grandeur.

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Product code: JD-778


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