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Album of watercolours and pencil drawings attributed to Constance Talbot, Jul-Dec 1833

MS. WHF Talbot 98
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Album of pencil drawings, possibly done with the camera lucida, and watercolours. This album was started during an early stage of William Henry Fox Talbot and Constance Talbot's tour of Europe in 1833. An inscription on the front pastedown lists colours and their use. The rear pastedown includes an inscription, in Italian, 22 Sep 1833.

  1. pencil drawing titled 'Cathedral of Berne', 12 Jul 1833
  2. page cut out, leaving pencil inscription '15 Jui 1833' and trace of inscription on verso.
  3. pencil drawing of a village in the mountains titled 'Maison of Mlle. Rufenacht in Baumgarten near Stockholm, 18 Juillet', n.d.
  4. pencil drawing, with pencil traces, titled 'Toll Canal at Kusnacht Canton of Lucerne [?]', n.d.
  5. pencil drawing titled 'Andermatt Mt. St. Gothard Vallé d’Ursern Juillet', n.d.
  6. pencil drawing titled 'Andermatt in the Vallé Egu d’Ursern Juillet', with another pencil sketch is on the verso, n.d.
  7. pencil sketch titled 'Thun und Baumgarten from the Freyhof Thun', 15 Aug 1833
  8. page cut out with trace of pencil inscription on stub recto, n.d.
  9. pencil drawing, detached from the album, titled 'Grindwold', n.d.
  10. pencil drawing titled 'Villa Melzi lago di Como', n.d.
  11. pencil drawing titled 'Cadenabbia from Villa Melzi', 1833
  12. pencil drawing titled 'Cadenabbia' of grape vines, 26 Sep 1833
  13. pencil drawing, with pencil traces in the margin, titled 'Bellagio Lago di Como', 7 Oct 1833
  14. pencil drawing titled 'Bordighera' by Caroline Edgcumbe, Countess of Mount Edgcumbe, n.d.
  15. pencil drawing titled 'Chalet enface de la Jungfrau Passage de la Wengen Alp', n.d.
  16. page cut out with fragment of pencil inscription on the recto, n.d.
  17. pen and ink drawing titled 'Maisson de la Emperor Napoleon à Ajaccio (de la famille Bonaparte)', n.d.
  18. preliminary pencil sketch titled 'Boulogne', n.d.
  19. pencil drawing titled 'Saulieu Bourgogne', 11 Dec 1833
  20. pen and ink drawing of three views titled 'Cap corde', 'Isola d’Elba', 'à Boumabab' and 'Phare da Messine', n.d.
  21. pen and ink drawing titled 'Ajaccio', n.d.
  22. pencil drawing, mounted on the album page over another pencil drawing, of a woman and child on horseback, n.d.
  23. pencil drawing titled 'Maisson de Napoleon a Ajaccio (casa de Campagna)', n.d.
  24. pencil drawing titled 'Eglise [Catie par?] Voltaire a Ferney', n.d.
  25. watercolour drawing titled 'à Mentone' and 'Monaco', n.d.
  26. pen and ink drawing, loose in the album, titled 'Spoleto Italy', n.d.
  27. pencil drawing titled 'Cap Minerva', n.d.
  28. pencil drawing of trees on a hillside, looming over a building, n.d.
  29. pencil drawing of two figures battling on horseback, with illegible monogram, 1835
  30. pencil drawing titled 'Convent de St. Bartolomeo pais Nice', n.d.
  31. pencil studies in perspective, with two drawings of columns titled 'colonne' and 'creux', n.d.


  • Creation: Jul-Dec 1833


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Italian


MS. WHF Talbot 98

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom