Box 1

Henry Clay Cross Pencil Sketches

Sample Images from Box 1:













Box 1 Folder 1 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913) and Joel Foster Cross (1846-1925). Harry Wood Pecker; pencil. (13 x 14 cm). March 1868.

Spotted woodpecker on a tree; signed “Harry Wood Pecker” on a branch; signed in bottom “HCCross Del”; on the reverse are several seals some labeled “JFC” (Joseph Cross 1846-1925) and some “HCC”; seals have whiskers and are emerging from the ice.

Box 1 Folder 2 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Goat watching a wolf in a well]; Eddie McQuinn; pencil. (14 x 17.5 cm). August 1868.

Images on two sides of a piece of paper; side one features a goat with horns near a jug looking down into a well; in the well looking upwards is a wolf. Image on the reverse is a young boy leaning up against a post; the boy is barefoot and it is labeled “Eddie McQuinn Aug. 1868”.

Box 1 Folder 3 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Cityscape with older buildings]; pencil. (14 x 16.5 cm). February 1869.

Cityscape featuring numerous older buildings some with thatched roofs; central is a crumbling cathedral tower. In the foreground is a path with a bordering criss-cross fence; image is signed in lower right “H.C. Cross Feb. 1869”.

Box 1 Folder 4 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Scale grid copy of two horses; woman on reverse]; pencil. (28 x 17.5 cm). July 9, 1869.

Scale grid drawing of two horses in a landscape with harnesses pulling a plough; to the right is a man with a pipe and beneath the horses a dog and a chicken with chicks; on the reverse is a portrait of a woman looking left with her hands folded and her hair pulled back. Top is labeled “HCC”; paper beneath woman labeled “July 9, 1869”.

Box 1 Folder 5 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). American Farm Scene - Winter; pencil. (19 x 15 cm). Nov 1869.

Exterior scene featuring numerous animals; there are horses, cows calves and two men one carrying husks of corn; tree in background is bare. Image is signed in lower right “H.C. Cross del Nov 1869”.

Box 1 Folder 6 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Birds outside birdhouse]; pencil. (7 x 9 cm). Nov 1869.

Image featuring a large bird attacking a small bird and pinning it beneath is wing; there are several birds in the distance and to the right a bird house with several other birds. There is text on the reverse and a small portrait/caricature. Reverse is signed “Henry C. Cross” and “H.C. Cross” and “Manchester High School”. Note on file indicates the birds are after Herrick’s Aesop’s Fables c. 1870.

Box 1 Folder 7 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Falling lighthouse tower at sea; goats; boy on fence]; pencil. (17 x 14 cm). No date.

Image featuring a falling lighthouse/tower at sea; in the rough waves is a boat in the distance and a barrel; two goats are in the upper left hand corner. On the reverse is a boy on a fence, pulling his leg are two dogs or calves. On the verso are numerous annotations of the word “engraver” and two enclosing circles.

Box 1 Folder 8 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Bearded man reading newspaper; sheep]; pencil. (22 x 22 cm). January 1874.

Image of a bearded man with glasses in a suit leaning backwards in a chair with his legs extended reading a newspaper. In the lower left is a portrait of an unknown person with large eyes. On the reverse are sketches of two sheep one with horns and the initials “AN Jan 74”

Box 1 Folder 9 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913) and Joel Foster Cross (1846-1925). [Hands; grid]; pencil. (14 x 12 cm). c. 1870.

Two sketches of hands and sleeves; one in the upper right is more finely drawn and is of a hand with a feather pen labeled beneath “J.F.C” and one in the lower left is a copy of this same shaded hand and sleeve labeled “H.C.C.” on the reverse is a grid with a portrait of a woman.

Box 1 Folder 10 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Horse with top hat, frogs and birds; pain killing advertisement]; pencil. (17 x 10 cm). ca. 1870.

Several sketches; one is a horse with a top hat in his mouth; above are several sketches of birds, a man in a hat, a frog in reeds and on the reverse two arched images with text one which says “1840” and “1870” and “Pain Killer”.

Box 1 Folder 11 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). Perry’s Wild Cherry Anadyne; pencil. (9 x 9 cm). c. 1870.

Advertisement labeled with text “Perry’s Wild Cherry” and “Anodyne” between the text is a scene with gouache featuring several trees and a fence; there is a young man in the tree and beneath four people in a circle.

Box 1 Folder 12 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). Perry’s Wild Cherry Anadyne; pencil. (12 x 13 cm). c. 1870.

Advertisement labeled with text “Perry’s Wild Cherry” and “Anodyne” between the text is a scene with trees shading a path.

Box 1 Folder 13 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Figures with hats]; pencil. (17 x 10 cm). c. 1870.

Three vignette scenes; from top to bottom: four men all reading newspapers; some have beards and some have glasses; central scene is of a man with a large nose, hat and smoking a pipe and a man with a large hat and beard facing left; third scene is a man kneeling down holding a pair of boots upwards.

Box 1 Folder 14 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Portrait of an unknown girl]; pencil. (9 x 8 cm). c. 1870.

Portrait of an unknown girl or woman facing left wearing a bonnet which is tied beneath her chin; the girl is frowning slightly and some of her hair is loose.

Box 1 Folder 15 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). Washington’s Tomb; pencil. (18 x 13 cm). c. 1870.

Image featuring the exterior of George Washington’s Tomb as viewed from the left; to the right is a tree with a silhouette of a man standing. Beneath is labeled “Washington’s Tomb”.

Box 1 Folder 16 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). Scribbling Sheet; pencil. (19 x 14 cm). c. 1870.

Numerous sketches of people. In the upper left is a portrait of a woman; to the left is a woman with wings and crown. In the middle is an angry looking man with a busted hat which reads “5 Points” and on the bottom a portrait of a man facing left with full hair and a beard labeled “Georg F. Sands” signed on the top “Henry C. Cross” and labeled “Scribbling Sheet 1870”; on the reverse are several light sketches one of a man looking down, one blacked out and one of a man with glasses.

Box 1 Folder 17 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). City Farm; pencil. (17 x 12 cm). June 1871.

Detailed image of a perennial garden; there are numerous grasses, flowers and leafed plants. Image is signed on the reverse “City Farm June 71.”

Box 1 Folder 18 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). Harvey’s Brook; pencil. (22 x 15 cm). c. 1870.

Landscape image featuring numerous full, detailed trees bordering a stone wall and a body of water; in the distance is a fence over a bridge. In the foreground is water and grasses. Image is signed on the reverse “Harvey’s Brook Aug 71” and “Raymond July 23 ‘71”.

Box 1 Folder 19 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). Wilson’s Brook; pencil. (15 x 22 cm). August 1871.

Landscape image featuring several fallen birch trees over a stream; to the left are numerous rocks, tall grasses and detailed plants covered in gouache. In the lower right it says “Wilson Brook” “Aug ‘71”.

Box 1 Folder 20 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). From Cemetery Brook; Back of company; pencil. (25 x 18 cm). 1873.

Two landscape images – the first features an eroded ledge with numerous plants and grasses outlined in black ink and gouache; image at the bottom features numerous rocks encircling several fallen trees. Text on the back reads “From Cemetery Brook ‘ 73”

Box 1 Folder 21 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). From Smyths Hill; Above Mechanic’s Row; pencil. (25 x 18 cm). 1873.

Two landscape scenes; the top one features numerous plants and trees cascading down a hill; the scene on the bottom features a stone wall running across a scene; central is a tree. In the distance are numerous buildings, possibly factory buildings. Image is annotated on Reverse “From Smyth’s Hill ‘73” and “Above Mechanic’s Row. ‘73”

Box 1 Folder 22 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). Wilson’s Brook; pencil. (18 x 25 cm). 1873.

Two landscape images; the top features numerous reeds and plants growing along an edge of a brook; the bottom scene features grasses and plants in the foreground and behind numerous birch trees highlighted in gouache.

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