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LEECH, JOHN. Album containing 7 sheets of original sketches and drawings (3 unsigned but apparently by Leech) of which two sheets containing a total of 38 small pencil and wash sketches, one sheet dated 1836; [with:] Original drawing in gray wash for an unidentified illustration by F.O.C. Darley, showing a pair of young lovers in an eigtheenth-century interior, 217 x 173 mm. (8 1/2 x 6 7/8 in.); and 3 humorous watercolor drawings, of which two signed by W. Heath and one signed "HC", tipped in to recessed heavy cards or loosely inserted in a nineteenth-century album, oblong folio, maroon morocco gilt, rubbed, occasional minor soiling.

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LEECH, JOHN. Album containing 7 sheets of original sketches and drawings (3 unsigned but apparently by Leech) of which two sheets containing a total of 38 small pencil and wash sketches, one sheet dated 1836; [with:] Original drawing in gray wash for an unidentified illustration by F.O.C. Darley, showing a pair of young lovers in an eigtheenth-century interior, 217 x 173 mm. (8 1/2 x 6 7/8 in.); and 3 humorous watercolor drawings, of which two signed by W. Heath and one signed "HC", tipped in to recessed heavy cards or loosely inserted in a nineteenth-century album, oblong folio, maroon morocco gilt, rubbed, occasional minor soiling.

CONTENTS OF LEECH DRAWINGS
1) 24 small sketches in pencil of various male figures, most with added wash coloring, including 2 equestrian scenes of the same character, on one sheet, inscribed in pencil "La Pastorale" by Leech and signed backwards twice, dated 1836 (also written backwards), 283 x 344 mm. (11 3/16 x 13 1/2 in.), slight marginal soiling.
2) A similar sheet with 14 sketches, signed backwards, 248 x 342 mm. (9 3/4 x 13 7/16 in.)
3) "The Opera. Box-keeper. 'Stalls 216 and 17, this way ma'am; last row ma'am. Won't you like a book, Ma'am?'", a corpulent lady being shown to her seat, pen-and-ink and watercolor, signed with monogram JL, 227 x 302 mm. (9 x 11 7/8 in.), short tear affecting a letter of caption, slightly soiled, traces of old mount on verso, loosely inserted
4) Pen-and-ink drawing of two ladies in crinolines walking along a beach, signed, 178 x 264 mm. (7 1/16 x 10 3/8 in.), corners cut obliquely (shaving signature), loosely inserted
5) "The industrious Boy", pencil sketch of a boy drawing under a parasol in a grove, unsigned, 181 x 118 mm. (7 1/8 x 4 5/8in.)
6) Rough pencil sketch of a man, unsigned, 121 x 74 mm. (4 13/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
7) Pencil sketch of a small boy, unsigned, 94 x 74 mm. (3 11/16 x 2 7/8 in.), foxed.
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