Cow Studies on Two Sheets - Two original 19th-century pen & ink drawings

Two original 19th-century pen & ink drawings, Cow Studies.

Two sensitive cow studies in graphite, with an additional pen and ink drawing of a girl reading on the verso of one sheet.

Some marks to the paper as shown.
Larger sheet: 10cm x 12cm.
Smaller sheet: 8cm x 7cm. Unframed.

This drawing forms part of an interesting larger collection of works, mainly in pen and ink, of varied landscape and figure subjects. Most appear to date from the late 19th century; one drawing is signed J.E. Compton 1879, others are dated 1861 and 1864. A number, on watermarked laid paper, are earlier. Some drawings have additions of graphite and wash. Many are studies, examining a variety of landscape compositions and the human form in different poses. One drawing is inscribed on the verso addressed to "A. Compton Esq, 29 Paultons Sq". Paultons Square is a prestigious address in London's Chelsea, so it appears that the drawings relate to a privileged family.

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Product code: JC-831

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