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Sketches from the grand tour, 1784-1785.

Sketches from the grand tour, 1784-1785.

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Creator: Six, James, ca. 1758-1786
Date: 1784-1785
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Description:
Small paper label on front cover: Sketches. J. Six.
Binding: full parchment wallet binding (manuscript waste); remains of tie.
James Six (ca. 1758-1786) was the son of the Canterbury thermometer inventor of the same name. A fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Six was employed as a tutor to John Thomas Stanley (later Baron Stanley of Aldersley), and accompanied him on an extensive Grand Tour. Six became ill in Naples after ascending Vesuvius, and died in Rome in December, 1786 despite being treated with laudanum by the Duke of Gloucester's physician.
In English.
Purchased from Samuel Gedge on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Fund, 2009.
Abstract:
Sketchbook containing 23 full-page pen, ink and wash sketches of views in and near Lyon, Turin, and possibly Switzerland, most identified and dated by Six. Views include the cathedral of St. John and the Bridge of Boats at Lyon; the royal palace at Turin; and the Doria river. In addition, there are several unfinished sketches in pencil.
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1 v. (circa 30 p.) ; 16 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 11683430
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