Drawings taken from a collection of stuffed Birds in the Dublin Museum
By Miss Battersby & presented by her to the Right Hon. The Dublin Society 1820.
|Main Creator:||Battersby, Miss.|
Bound in brown meuble board, with red leather spine. In the centre of the cover is a red leather label bearing the words "Dublin Society" and surround by decoration. Sketchbooks contains watercolours of exotic and rare birds.
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[between ca. 1801 and 1820]
Title inscribed on page facing the first illustration in the sketchbook.
Catalogue on page 29 of sketchbook.
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 (32 pages ; 28 illustrations) : ill ; 47.7 x 34.2 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. 117
Attributed to Miss Battersby, (fl. 1801-1841).
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