Edwin H. Denby Collection

(GC010)
 

Item Listing
by
Vicki Principi
 

Graphic Arts Collection
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton University Library
2004



Contains two sketchbooks and 13 architectural drawings by Denby. The sketchbooks include drawings of the human figure and architectural details of buildings and monuments in various European cities; most are rendered in pencil, although there are a few in watercolor. The architectural drawings include two elevations for the Yonkers Library, eight floor plans and elevations for unnamed houses, two elevations for an unnamed gun club, and a scale drawing of the Le Puy Cloister done in watercolor.

Box 1 contents:
Sketchbook [dated January 26, 1884, on first page):
Juvenilia portraits, ornaments, interior views, and city views of Hamburg and Berlin; pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, bodycolour; 31.5 x 23.5 cm
Sketchbook [gray cloth]:
European buildings (Paris, Toulouse, Genova), architectural elevations, and details of architectural ornaments; pencil and watercolor; 30.5 x 22.5 cm
Front view elevation of a house: pen and ink; 34.5 x 23.75 cm
Rear view elevation of a house: pen and ink; 34.5 x 23.75 cm
Side view elevation of a house: pen and ink; 25.25 x 22.75 cm
Ground floor plans of a house: pen and ink; 32.5 x 23.25 cm
First floor plans of a house: pen and ink; 27.5 x 23.25 cm
Attic floor plans of a house: pen and ink; 30.0 x 23.25 cm
Scale drawing of the Le Puy Cloister; watercolor; 51.5 x 37.0 cm
Front view elevation of a gun club: watercolor; 38.5 x 30.0 cm
Rear view elevation of a gun club: watercolor; 42.0 x 37.5 cm

Box 2 contents:
Elevation of room with an ornate fireplace: pencil and watercolor; 45.5 x 42.7 cm
Yonkers Library elevation, South Broadway view; pen, ink, wash; 41 x 57 cm
Yonkers Library elevation, perspective view; pen, ink, wash; 39 x 58 cm
Elevation of unidentified building; pencil and watercolor; 60.5 x 40 cm



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