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  • Title
    Series 01: Sketchbooks used in Italy and Germany, 1835-1852 / by Eugene von Guerard
  • Call number
    DGB 14
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    1835-1852
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    458014
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 680 (DGB 14/vols. 1-6)
    Microfilm : CY 626 (DGB 14/vol. 7)
    Microfilm : CY 4138, frames 1-85 (DGB 14/vol. 8)
  • Physical Description
    8 sketchbooks - various sizes, 14.5 x 9.5 cm - 14 x 24 cm - ink, pencil and wash drawings on both sides of paper
  • Scope and Content
    Volume 01
    Sketchbook V, Naples, Salerno, 1835 / by Eugene von Guerard
    40 leaves numbered by von Guerard
    Call Number: DGB 14/vol. 1

    Volume 02
    Sketchbook X, Naples, 1838 / by Eugene von Guerard
    33 leaves numbering by von Guerard (irregular)
    Call Number: DGB 14/vol. 2

    Volume 03
    Sketchbook XI, Rome, Spoleto Apennines, etc. 1838 / by Eugene von Guerard
    36 leaves numbered by Mitchell Library
    Call Number: DGB 14/vol. 3

    Volume 04
    Sketchbook XIV, Germany, 1841-42, 1846 / by Eugene von Guerard
    29 leaves renumbered by Mitchell Library at bottom of page, von Guerard numbering of each sketch, not each leaf
    Call Number: DGB 14/vol. 4

    Volume 05
    Sketchbook XV, Germany, 1843, 1845, 1850-51 / by Eugene von Guerard
    66 leaves, ff.1-56 numbered by von Guerard, remainder numbered by Mitchell Library
    Call Number: DGB 14/vol. 5

    Volume 06
    Sketchbook XVI, Laach, Dusseldorf, 1843-44, 1846, 1849 / by Eugene von Guerard
    iv, 46 leaves, 1-1v are loose sketches in front pocket; ff. renumbered by Mitchell Library at bottom of page
    Call Number: DGB 14/vol. 6

    Volume 07
    Sketchbook XVIII, Dusseldorf, 1847-52, 1855 / by Eugene von Guerard
    80 leaves numbered by von Guerard on back of page
    Includes the following four Australian sketches:
    f. 71 Melbourne (4 Chinese men, 2 carrying poles)
    f. 72 Landscape, possibly Australian.
    f. 73 Australia (palms)
    f. 74 Lake Victoria tribe
    Call Number: DGB 14/vol. 7

    Volume 08
    [Sketchbook] VI. [Italy] Amalfi. La Cava. Capri. Cuma, 1835 & 36 / by Eugene von Guerard
    42 leaves
    Call Number: DGB 14/vol. 8
  • Source
    DGB 14/vols. 1-7 Purchased from Clune Galleries, July 1970 DG Pic.Acc.109 DGB 14/vol. 8 Purchased from Deutscher-Menzies, Melbourne, September 1998 In October 1970, 30 sketchbooks by von Guerard were purchased for the Dixson Galleries collection, from the Clune Galleries, Sydney. (Z DGB 14-16). The earliest dates from 1835 and is numbered by the artist 'V'
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales
  • Finding Aids
    Contents list compiled by Edward Comstock in 1970 available in the Mitchell Library Reading Room at PXn 571 -
  • Description source

    Information transferred from Mitchell Library Pictures Card Catalogue and Contents list at DGB 14/vols. 1-7 in 2007
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    The sketchbook includes many inscriptions throughout of titles, dates, and notes by the artist. There are also personal memoranda on the back endpapers, and the artist's signature on front and back endpapers. On f.43 is a later pencil inscription "To E...? / from / E...? B...? / grandaughter / to von Guerard"
    Sketches are chiefly titled, and dated.
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