Drawings of birds of Co. Meath
|Main Creator:||Battersby, Miss|
Bound in red linen cover, with leather spine and corners. Consist of sketches of birds from County Meath and County Dublin, Ireland.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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[between 1801 and 1836, most of them executed in 1809 and 1810].
Title printed in gold lettering on spine.
Inscribed in ink on 4th unmarked sheet from beginning: Native Birds which were all shot in the County Meath except those marked in the Catalogue, painted by Miss Battersby & presented by her to the Right Hon: Royal Dublin Society, 1836.
Catalogue on second last page from end of sketchbook.
2 illustrations missing from page 1 and 5 of this sketchbook.
1 illustration 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 (47 pages ; 39 illustrations) : watercolour ; 37.7 x 26.4 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. 117.
Attributed to Miss Battersby, (fl. 1801-1841).
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.