Alfred Crowquill

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Alfred Crowquill
Cover Design for Broad Grins From China
1850s?
Pen and ink and watercolor over graphite, on paper.
6 11/16 x 4 13/16 inches (170 x 122 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2221
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From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
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Lettered within design: Broad Grins From China [at foot] London Bentley.
Original watercolor of a design for a "yellow-back" cover for an edition of T.H. Sealy's Broad grins from China; published by the firm of Richard Bentley, probably sometime during the 1850's.

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Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915-1986, former owner.
Sealy, T. H. (Thomas Henry). Broad grins from China.

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