Collection, 1793-1828.


Collection, 1793-1828.

Consists primarily of drawings, ranging from rough pencil sketches to finished paintings, done by students at Nazareth Hall between 1794 and 1828. Most of the drawings are signed and dated. A variety of subjects are represented in a series of 173 works of students, possibly in Andrew Benade's classes, and a scrapbook of student illustrations compiled by an unidentified teacher of the school. Also featured are a group of fifteen architectural drawings done in pen-and-ink, many of which are finished in color. An examination book with specimens of writing in English and German, drawing, and geometry for the Atumnal Examination in 1793 is also included.

2 v. + 188 drawings : ill. (some col.)




SNAC Resource ID: 8325529

Winterthur Library

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