Collection of 15 Grand Tour sketchbooks by James Hall

The volumes form a valuable and unusual diary of a Grand Tour.


Pencil on paper
Art Fund grant:
£1,350 ( Total: £2,700)
Acquired in:
Grant & Shaw

Hall reports an incident and draws what he sees as events are actually happening. He records, for example, the progress of a coasting voyage from Salerno to Amalfi, with fine pencil sketches of the scenery at frequent intervals. He sketches even as he ascends Vesurius or Etna.


Presented by Hall to his sister Frances, 1827; otherwise unknown.

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