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STEAD, ELEANOR K. (KATHARINE 1843 - ?): - Switzerland. - Watercolors and pencil drawings of an English travelling woman and early tourist in the Swiss alps.

1865, oblong in 8-vo, 2 double page panoramas of Basel and Lucerne in color + 1 mountain panorama in pencil, 20 full page watercolors and 7 pencil drawings or doodles (buidlings, people, vistas), partly in color, hw. exlibris 'Eleanor K. Stead Ovingdean Rectory July 10th 1865' half-leather 'drawingbook' binding. Spine restored. ¶ This original drawingbook has travelled with the artist who visited Switzerland in summer of 1865 and painted beautiful images to take back to the British Isles. Name and adress of the artist are handwritten on the inside of the cover: Eleanor K. Stead (the place is a rectory but its name is hard to read). There are two watercolors of the cliffs (of Dover) and otherwise pictures from Switzerland with 3 large panoramas in watercolor. Some of the watercolors are named by pencil: Basle, Weggis, Lucerne, the Rotzloch, Kappelen (bridge), Interlaken, Goldau, Lauterbrunnen. Otherwise there are several drawings of women in traditional costumes and men in uniform as well as a church and a dog. On the last page some doodles of faces and an alpine walking stock (the famous 'Alpenstock', very popular with tourists at the time). Most of them signed with the initials 'EKS'. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Born in Little Hereford, Herefordshire, England in 1843 to Alfred Stead and Susan Brown. Eleanor married James D. Kingdon (Ovingdean 1867) and had a child.
CHF 1500.00 [Appr.: EURO 1411.5 US$ 1585.57 | £UK 1272.25 | JP¥ 170457] Book number 100998

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