Twenty Sketches of Shelter and Block Islands 1887-1889 by Anna Frances Sleight

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[Anna F. Sleight] A Drawing Book, 27 cm x 21 cm, containing 20 sketches, inner-lined in a book with 22 leaves, all graphite except one pastel study. Front cover detached. Off-setting of graphite to linings.

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[Anna F. Sleight] A Drawing Book, 27 cm x 21 cm, containing 20 sketches, inner-lined in a book with 22 leaves, all graphite except one pastel study. Front cover detached. Off-setting of graphite to linings. The sketches are:

  • 1. “At Rose’s Grove,” July 27, 1887. A study of a man, with two partial studies of sailboats
  • 2. “Pier and Boats at Rose’s Grove,” Wed. July 27, 1887. A study of four boats tied up at the pier.
  • 3. A page with two untitled sketches, one of two buildings in a grove of trees and a seascape.
  • 4. A study of a black-hulled sailboat riding at anchor, dated Aug. 1, 1887.
  • 5. Two sketches: “Fred and John, Aug. 3 1887,” and “A Memory of Block Island.”
  • 6. Two studies: “Bound for Block Island” and “The Hat” showing a lady wearing a sun bonnet on deck.
  • 7. One study, “Capn Jack,” Aug. 8, 1887.
  • 8. “From the Sound Side,” Aug. 10, 1887.
  • 9. An unfinished sketch.
  • 10. Two untitled sketch portraits of a woman.
  • 11. Untitled, a shoreline study with a dinghy up on the shore, dated June 22, 1888.
  • 12. A wide-view landscape sketch showing an elevated walkway possibly over a marsh. No date, no title.
  • 13. An untitled and undated study of a woman’s hand.
  • 14. “Otter Pond Bridge,” dated May 9, 1889.
  • 15. A study of a cottage and a shed with a buggy in it, dated May 14, 1889.
  • 16. Untitled study of a windmill. From the placement of the windows, it does not resemble the Shelter Island windmill, as it does not have a flagpole.
  • 17. Excised
  • 18. Blank recto, inverted verso has a mysterious partial sketch of a wooded and hilly shoreline. No date.
  • 19. Blank recto, inverted verso sketch of a shoreline house dependent building possibly attached, untitled, dated Aug. 1, 1889.
  • 20. Blank, unused.
  • 21. A study of a building, possibly another aspect of No. 19. Untitled and undated.
  • 22. An untitled and undated study of a barn and lean-to close to water’s edge, possibly drawn from the water.
  • 23. A color pastel of a lamp.

24. Blank, unused.