C. F. Tomkins

C. F. Tomkins
1798-1844
View from the Ramparts. St. Omer
ca. 1836
Brown ink and ink wash on paper.
9 15/16 x 7 5/16 inches (253 x 186 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2136
Inscription: 

Artist's caption inscribed in ink below: View from the Ramparts. St. Omer.; signed at lower right: CF Tomkins.

Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Notes: 

Title from caption.
Drawing employed as the basis for a lithograph in J.R. Planche's: Continental Gleanings of unpublished scenery / drawn from the original sketches, by C.F. Tomkins ; and executed on stone, by J.S. Cooper. A. Richter & Co.: London, [1836].

Summary: 

Drawing shows a view of the town with the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Saint-Omer in the background and a group of women and children, some of whom appear to be engaged in doing laundry, in the foreground.

Associated names: 

Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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