Flowers drawn from nature by Miss Battersby & presented by her to the Right hon: Royal Dublin Society 1836
|Main Creator:||Battersby, Miss.|
Bound with navy blue linen cover, with leather spine and edges. Engraved in gold letters on spine: Miss Battersby Flowers Drawn From Nature 1836. Consists of sketches of cultivated or exotic flowers.
|Published / Created:||
[not after 1836]
Title inscribed in ink on the fourth page of the sketchbook.
Catalogue on second last page from end of sketchbook.
3 illustrations used from this sketchbook for the National Library of Ireland Calendar 2000.
One of 5 sketchbooks or albums given by a Miss Battersby to the Royal Dublin Society in 1820 and 1836. One other sketchbook is in the Ulster Museum and gives the address of the artist as "No. 16 Mountjoy Square East" . According to the Dublin Directories this house in Mountjoy Square belongs to a Mrs. Battersby, presumably Miss Battersby's mother. She may have been Mary, the unmarried daughter of Robert Battersby of Bobsville, County Meath, Ireland, who in 1763 married Marianne, daughter and co-heiress of Haynes Wade of Lislin, County Cavan, Ireland.
Physical description: 1 sketchbook (60 pages ; 26 illustrations) : ill ; 38 x 27.2 cm.
Citations/References: The watercolours of Ireland : Works on paper in pencil, pastel and paint c. 1600-1914 / Anne Crookshank and the Knight of Glin. - Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1994, p. 116-117
Attributed to Miss Battersby, (fl. 1801-1841).
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|P. & D. dr. 98||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.