Drawings of prominent people by William Brockedon, 1823-49
104 drawings of sitters with scientific and geographical interests who were mostly well known by the artist. All of the drawings were realised specifically for two leather-bound volumes, and Brockedon intended these volumes to be a record of his famous contemporaries. Mounted opposite nearly all of the drawings is a letter from the sitter, although in most cases these do not specifically relate to the drawings or their execution.
by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1823-1849