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Collection Description & Creator Information
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Chiefly English landscapes, undated, by Lionel Grimston Fawkes: 1) "Farm House at Wooten Bennett, Wiltshire," watercolor on card, 200 x 290 mm. 2) "Surrey Rest(?)," watercolor on card, 157 x 240 mm. 3) "View from Hottam, Isle of Wight," watercolor on card, 157 x 253 mm. 4) "Burnham-on-Sea, 18-7-19" [Somerset, England], watercolor on card, 154 x 268 mm. 5) Port scene with several ships [no title], watercolor on card, 154 x 245 mm. 6) Landscape with grazing sheep and cattle, near a river where three men are fishing(?), watercolor on card, 225 x 344 mm. 7) Possibly a copy of an original watercolor by J.M.W. Turner (1775-1850) of the Valley of the River Washburn, Yorkshire, England. Bodies of fallen French and British soldiers near La Haye Sainte, at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. Copy of J.M.W. Turner, "The Field of Waterloo," 1817. Watercolor on card, mounted on board, 290 x 398 mm. Fawkes copied Turner's original, then at Farnley Hall, around 1905. The original is now at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. There is a 6-line inscription by Fawkes on the verso.
Shelved alphabetically by author, or in some cases by title.
No materials were separated during 2003 processing.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Sylvia Yu and Teresa Basler in 2002-2003. Finding aid written by Sylvia Yu and Teresa Basler in 2002-2003.
Finding aid updated periodically with new accessions by Kelly Bolding, Faith Charlton, and Chloe Pfendler, 2013-2017.
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The collection is open for research.
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Watercolors; Robert H. Taylor Collection of English and American Literature, RTC01, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (hsvm): Box 2
See the double issue of The Princeton University Library Chronicle devoted in its entirety to a survey of the Taylor Collection: Robert J. Wickenheiser, "The Robert H. Taylor Collection" (Vol. XXXVIII, no. 2 and 3; Winter-Spring, 1976-77), contains 13 articles by such scholars as G. E. Bentley, James Thorpe, Mary Hyde, Charles Ryskamp, E.D.H. Johnson ("Romantic, Victorian, and Edwardian: Part Two-Manuscripts, Letters, and Drawings," pp. 212-224), H. W. Liebert, Richard M. Ludwig, John V. Fleming, Earl Miner, and Thomas P. Roche. Also, the entire Winter, 1986 issue of the Princeton University Library Chronicle focuses on the Robert H. Taylor Collection. See also: Robert H. Taylor, "Contemporary Collectors III: The Robert H. Taylor Library" in the Book Collector Vol. 3, no. 4 (Winter, 1954); "Association Copies from the Collection of Robert H. Taylor" in the Gazette of the Grolier Club [New series], (June, 1969), no. 10; and A.D. Wainwright, "Robert H. Taylor" in the Gazette of the Grolier Club [New series], (1986), no. 38.
- Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956
Byron, George Gordon Byron, baron, 1788-1824
Pope, Alexander. 1688-1744.
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816.
Strachey, Lytton, 1880-1932.
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863.
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.