Alfred Crowquill

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Alfred Crowquill
Cover Design for The Sea Lions
1850s?
Pen and ink and watercolor over graphite, on paper.
6 3/4 x 5 5/16 inches (172 x 135 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2189

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In pen on verso: One shilling & six pence [below] To be done first [at foot] Routledge & Co.

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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Lettered within design: The Sea Lions by Cooper.
Original watercolor of a design for a "yellow-back" cover for an edition of the James Fenimore Cooper novel The sea lions, or, The lost sealers; published by the firm of George Routledge, probably sometime during the 1850's.

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Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851. Sea lions.
Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.

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