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Entomological Sketchbook of H. M. J. Underhill, 1880s

Inventory Number: 11902
Object Type:
Persons: Henry Michael John Underhill (Artist)
Date Created:
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Oblong sketchbook bound in black quarter-leather and blue cloth, pencil pocket and remains of silk tie. No title, signed with Underhill's name and address on the pastedown. Drawings of mostly microscopical details of spiders and insects.

Contents include (see separate entries): two blueprint copies of Underhill's drawings.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: From the papers of H. M. J. Underhill, deposited in the Museum by Miss Maud Underhill, his sister, in the 1920s or 1930s.
Collection Group: Underhill Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Cloth
Leather
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
265 363 14 mm

There are no associated narratives.

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Photograph (Cyanotype) of an Entomological Drawing, by H. M. J. Underhill, 1887

Inventory Number: 11902
Object Type:
Persons: Henry Michael John Underhill (Artist)
Date Created: 1887
Accession Number:
Brief Description: In MS Underhill 3, between ff.7 and 8, bottom, entomological sketchbook of H. M. J. Underhill. One of two (this contains figures 1, 2, 3, and 5, the other is figure 4) small cyanotype or blueprint copies of microscopical entomological drawings by Underhill, inserted into one of his entomological sketchbooks. The companion is intrinsically dated April 6, 1887; the blueprint copies are presumably nearly contemporary. Underhill tried various photographic and duplicating methods for reproducing his drawings.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: From the papers of H. M. J. Underhill, deposited in the Museum by Miss Maud Underhill, his sister, in the 1920s or 1930s.
Collection Group: Underhill Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Cloth
Leather
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
265 363 14 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/11902

Photograph (Cyanotype) of an Entomological Drawing, by H. M. J. Underhill, 1887

Inventory Number: 11902
Object Type:
Persons: Henry Michael John Underhill (Artist)
Date Created: 1887
Accession Number:
Brief Description: In MS Underhill 3, between ff.7 and 8, top, entomological sketchbook of H. M. J. Underhill. One of two (this is figure 4, the other contains figures 1, 2, 3, and 5) small cyanotype or blueprint copies of microscopical entomological drawings by Underhill, inserted into one of his entomological sketchbooks. The drawing is a version of the adjacent drawing of the same date on f.7v. The blueprint copies are presumably nearly contemporary. Underhill tried various photographic and duplicating methods for reproducing his drawings.
Primary Inscriptions: Intrinsically entitled and signed: 'Figure 4 | Section of Eye | of Blow-Fly' and 'H.M.J.U. April 6th.. 1887.'.
Provenance: From the papers of H. M. J. Underhill, deposited in the Museum by Miss Maud Underhill, his sister, in the 1920s or 1930s.
Collection Group: Underhill Collection
Material(s): Paper
Card
Cloth
Leather
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
265 363 14 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/11902