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Box 22

Cross Family Sketchbooks

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A box of nineteen sketchbooks by the three Cross children: Joel Foster Cross (1846-1925), Emma Augusta Cross (1850-1933) and Henry Clay Cross (1852-1913) and their cousin Luanna Cross (-).

Box 22 Volume 1 Cross, Joel Foster (1846-1925). [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (11 x 18 cm). ca. 1881.

Sketchbook with approximately 22 pages of sketches; many of them landscapes. There are also images of houses, trees, a suspension bridge, a covered bridge, a lock, a man with a beard, several cartoons, and a woman waving a handkerchief.

Box 22 Volume 2 Cross, Joel Foster (1846-1925).[Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (15 x 21.5 cm). ca. 1877.

Sketchbook with approximately 40 pages of sketches; many of them nude life drawings of both men and women. There are also several of a house and portraits of men in various poses, faces, a well-dressed woman with an umbrella, the tower of a castle, a railroad bridge, an image called the “Early Bird” and several landscapes.

Box 22 Volume 3 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933).[Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (11.5 x 17 cm). no date.

Sketchbook with approximately 30 pages of sketches; many of them are women and children; there is a seated man reading from a book, children’s faces, a baby in a carriage with a dog, soldiers, a cow, fruit and leaves, a sleeping child, a man with glasses helping with yarn, an African American girl and young boy, several theatrical portraits and an image of a man with a beard, possibly from Greek/Roman mythology.

Box 22 Volume 4 Cross, Emma Augusta (1850-1933).[Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (11.5 x 17.5 cm). ca. 1874.

Sketchbook with approximately 28 pages of sketches on various colored papers; many are of landscapes with trees and rocks, seascapes, boats on the water, leaves, men with suitcases, animals, small portraits, an image of a young woman working in a studio, a swan, children, a boy carrying the Boston Post” and an image of man and letter entitled “Teddy’s Letter”.

Box 22 Volume 5 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (12.5 x 20 cm). ca. 1878.

Sketchbook with approximately 100 pages of sketches, many of them unfinished landscapes of mountains and trees. Several others are of a ship ablaze with people watching, ships as seen from the shore, landscapes, mountains labeled “White Mountains”, three seated men in bowler hats, a woman reading, a shanty, a carriage crossing a bridge over a river, several lighthouses, a fenced in pasture and railroad tracks.

Box 22 Volume 6 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (14.5 x 22 cm). ca. 1870s.

Sketchbook with approximately 29 pages of sketches, many of them are landscapes and trees. There is also a title page with a large limb over a river which reads “Henry C. Cross Engraver on Wood” several sketches of animals, a city view as seen from a ledge with numerous church steeples, people in boats on a lake near shore, an image entitled “Breeds Island”, a panorama of a stone wall bordering a house, a man walking over a bridge labeled “Massabesic River”, ducks in a pond in Roxbury.

Box 22 Volume 7 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (13 x 20 cm). no date.

Sketchbook with approximately 20 loose pages of sketches; the remainder of the sketchbook is blank sewn in pages. Images include a building by the shore, several seascapes annotated with letters, several of Nantucket, trees, landscapes, portraits of men in hats, carriages approaching a house labeled “From Oyster House, Revere Mass”, and the ruins of a "hulk".

Box 22 Volume 8 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (14 x 22 cm). ca. 1870s.

Sketchbook with approximately 18 pages of sketches, many of them are landscapes. One of them is a cityscape labeled “Malden Mass” one is of Mineral Springs, several are of Jamaica Plain and the Baboosic River, a tower on an estate, a place called ‘Lovers Leap’ Revere Beach, an old stone mill, a lighthouse and a man called ‘Frankie’ basking in the sun.  

Box 22 Volume 9 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (12 x 20 cm). ca. 1870s.

Sketchbook with approximately 86 pages of sketches, many of them are landscapes and some of them are labeled. Several include rocks and trees alongside waterways, there are several of the American falls at Niagara Falls, several of boats with tall masts, bridges, mountains, several labeled Hudson River, barges, and horses.

Box 22 Volume 10 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (12 x 17 cm). ca. 1870s.

Sketchbook with approximately 16 pages of sketches, many of them are landscapes. One is of a woman walking along railroad tracks; there is an image of a rear of a pier, a pigeon stand, and a seated man drawing among others.

Box 22 Volume 11 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (11.5 x 17 cm). ca. 1870s.

Sketchbook with approximately 28 pages of sketches, many of them are of plants and fauna, there is also an image of the “Ruins of the Old Laundry” in Hooksett, NH. There are several of the Lowell Railroad, trees, cows.

Box 22 Volume 12 Cross, Henry Clay (1852-1913). [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (18 x 26 cm). ca. 1870s.

Sketchbook with approximately 14 pages of sketches, many of them are trees in landscapes, there are also several people paddling on a pond in a canoe, a house, a cave, several sheets of tipped in “S.S. Kilburn” letterhead paper, and several images of structures by the shore.

Box 22 Volume 13 Unknown artist of the Cross family. [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (11.5 x 20 cm). ca. 1870s.

Sketchbook with approximately 25 pages of sketches, many of them are of people in landscapes. Notable drawings are one of a man seated at a desk with an additional man, a cat, several landscapes with water, a male artist working in a landscape, a peacock, a house in Concord, MA, and several mountains.

Box 22 Volume 14 Unknown artist of the Cross family. [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (12 x 20 cm). ca. 1870s.

Sketchbook with approximately 19 pages of sketches. There are several of Baboosic, several landscapes with waterways, ships, trees, an image of a man on a rock with a dog, and a pond with people around it and in it with canoes.

Box 22 Volume 15 Unknown artist of the Cross family. [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of pencil sketches. (11 x 17 cm). ca. 1870s.

Sketchbook with approximately 6 pages of sketches. There are numerous portraits of unknown men and several pages of heads of men. There are also several landscapes, and several architectural details of the tops of columns.

Box 22 Volume 16 Unknown artist of the Cross family. [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of watercolor drawings and pencil sketches. (15 x 21.5 cm). no date.

Sketchbook with approximately 35 pages of sketches. Many of them are watercolors of flowers such as irises, lilies and sweet peas. There are also several images of a cat sleeping in a basket, the ruins of Muckross Abby, a church, a gravestone, a building with numerous stained glass windows and dormers, an American flag flying on a cityscape, and several portraits of men and women in costume.

Box 22 Volume 17 Unknown artist of the Cross family. [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of watercolor drawings and pencil sketches. (13 x 17.5 cm). 1877-81.

Sketchbook with approximately 28 pages of sketches and watercolors. Many of them are paintings of flowers; several of the sketches are highlighted with white chalk. There are several images of birch trees with gouache, landscapes with brooks, a house, a woman on a path and an artist in a landscape. Note: written on the end papers are several lines from Shakespeare.

Box 22 Volume 18 Unknown artist of the Cross family. [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of watercolors and drawings. (14.5 x 22 cm). No date.

Sketchbook with approximately 13 drawings, many of them watercolors of flowers; several of the drawings are portraits of unknown men and women as well as the ruins of a castle. There is a highly detailed watercolor of a house and barn on a river with a canoe and a church steeple in the distance as well as a detailed seascape with boats in a harbor.

Box 22 Volume 19 Unknown artist of the Cross family. [Sketchbook]; bound sketchbook of watercolors and drawings. (14 x 22 cm). 1882.

Sketchbook with approximately 21 bound and tipped in watercolors and sketches. Several of the sketches are of a cup with a handle. There are also numerous landscape scenes with detailed trees, a cow, a dilapidated house, a house in a landscape with a stone wall and lily-of-the-valley flowers. Several sheets are signed on the reverse “from Cousin Luanna Pierce’s [Cross] sketch book”.

 


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