[Collection of sketches by Sir John Fiennes Twiselton Crampton, (1805-1886), and his sister Selina Crampton, (1806-1876)]
Sketches mainly of figures. Medium used include chalk, watercolour, ink and pen. Some of the sketches were probably executed in America where Crampton served some of his diplomatic career. Several sketches are attributed to his sister Selina Crampton.
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[between ca. 1825 and 1886].
Sir John Fiennes Twiselton Crampton was a diplomat who served in Turin, St. Petersburg, Brussels, Vienna and Berne. his most important post was Washington, where he served from 1845 to 1856. There he caused political furore over the recruitment of troops for the British Army in defiance of American law. Diplomatic relations were broken off. His last post was Madrid from 1860 to 1869, after which he retired and went to live in Bushey Park, Ireland, where he died. Selena Crampton, sister of John Crampton, frequently accompanied him on his diplomatic assignments, drawing and painting wherever she went. Children, horses, donkeys and dogs frequently appear in her sketches, and the landscape scenes, particulary around her home in Ireland and on the Rhine.
Physical description: 81 drawings on 72 sheets : pen, ink wash, watercolour & chalk ; images 21 x 24 x cm. or smaller.
Attributed to Sir John Fiennes Twiselton Crampton, (1805-1886).
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