Book of sketches made in Italy Poiblí Deposited

Book of sketches made in Italy

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  • IE TCD MS 6211
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  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
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  • created 1814
  • IE TCD MS 6211 is one of 5 sketchbooks kept by John Synge during his early 19th-century European travels. Where the works are finished they are sepia wash depictions of buildings in landscapes, sometimes with figures, usually dated. The titles are those given by the author. The journal kept by the author during his journey is MS 6205. The other 4 sketchbooks can be found at IE TCD MS 6207-62010. The work in this book was done at the same time and the same location as that in MS 6210, i.e. September 1814 in Italy, and in some instances served as the preparatory work for some of the more finished images in that sketchbook. This item is part of the collection of material brought together by Edward Stephens (1888-1955) for his projected biography of his uncle John Millington Synge.John Synge (1788-1845) was grandfather of the playwright John Millington Synge; he was known as 'Pestalozzi John' due to his enthusiasm for the teachings of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827, Swiss educator). Synge is an important figure in the history of the Plymouth Brethen in Ireland; he owned land in Glanmore in Co. Wicklow. He married Isabella daughter of Hugh Hamilton, founder member of the Royal Irish Academy.This item is part of the collection of material brought together by Edward Stephens (1888-1955) for his projected biography of his uncle John Millington Synge.--Fol. 1r: Untitled. Three sketches, one coloured, of human figures, possibly derived from art works.--Fol. 1v: Unfinished landscape.--Fol. 2r: View from Appennines between Lajano and Pianovo near Bologne.--Fol. 2v: Unfinished tree.--Fol. 3r: Near Lavena--Fol. 3v: Rough sketches of trees.--Fol. 4r: Boromean Islands as they appear embarking from Laveno. Pencil sketch with sepia wash.--Fol. 4v: Blank. --Fol. 5r: Isola Madre Boromeè.--Fol. 5v: Blank.--Fol. 6r: Chateau of the Borromean family. Isola Bella. Lago Maggiore. Unfinshed rough sketch.--Fol. 6v: Blank. --Fol. 7r: Untitled, probably on Lago Maggiore. Unfinished sketch.--Fol. 7v: Untitled. Rough unfinished view of trees.--Fol. 8r: Untitled. View, probably on Lago Maggiore, with covered boat in forground.--Fol. 8v: Blank.--Fol. 9r: Untitled. Rough sketch of houses in mountains.--Fol. 9v: Blank. --Fol. 10r: Untitled. Rough sketch of road through mountains.--Fol. 10v: Blank. --Fol. 11r: Three sketches, probably taken from statuary. A draped torso, a hand with reptiles, a bust of a Roman soldier.--Fol. 11v: Blank.--Fol. 12r: A page of small sketches including a full-length figure, a flower and two unidentified sketches.--Fol. 12v: Sketch of metal item possibly part of a horse's tackle.--Fol. 13r: Sketch of a house. Also a full-length figure.--Fol. 13v: Blank. --Fol. 14r: Untitled. Rough, unfinished sketch of mountains.--Fol. 14v: Small sketch of elderly peasant holding flower.--Fol. 15r: Rough sketch of profile of a mountain range naming peaks--Fol. 15v: Sketch of rocks and vegetation.--Fol. 16r: Pen trials of leaves and rocks.--Fol. 16v: Blank. --Fol. 17r: Rough unfinished sketch of landscape with trees.--Fol. 17v: Sketch, probably taken from statuary, of a full-length Roman soldier--Fol. 18r: Full-length figure in peasant dress. The face is a careful portrait.--Fol. 18v: Full-length figure with walking staff.--Fol. 19r: Small, full-length hatted figure with title 'circa di Parma. Also pentrial of human figure--Fol. 19v: Rough unfinished sketch of building.See the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library’s catalogue entry here:
Teideal bailiúcháin
  • Stephens-Synge Collection
  • Part of the collection of material brought together by Edward Stephens (1888-1955) for his projected biography of his uncle. John Millington Synge
Cineál acmhainne
  • ink
  • pencils (writing and drawing equipment)
  • paper (fiber product)
  • Irish
Aitheantóir Oibiachta Digití
  • MS6211_01
  • 0076458


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