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"Augusta Isabella Appleton's Picture Book"

July 1845


8.4 x 10.1 cm (3 5/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Ink and watercolor on paper

Not On View





Small booklet of four sheets of paper folded and stitched to create a booklet of eight leaves. Six pages of watercolors and lines of poetry.
p. 1 [butterfly ] “The butterfly with colors gay, Augusta sees each summer day.”
p. 2 [acorn ] “An acorn from a tall oak tree. Drawn for miss Augusta to see.”
p.3 [boy hitting a ball with a bat ] Willy playing with his ball, You may catch it if it fall.”
p.4 [swan ] “A white swan upon the lake, Put in here for Nelly’s sake.”
p.5 [farmer raking hay] “Here’s a farmer turning hay, Pleasant work for summer day.”
p.6. [elephant] “A monstrous elephant you find, Very strong and very kind.”
inside back cover are two very crude ink drawings labeled “pig” and “DOG”


(on cover): Augusta Isabella Appleton's / Picture Book. / From / her friend, / E.P.S. / July, 1845.


Embossed mark: CRANES' / ? inside of a cartouche on p.7

Credit Line

Gift of Edith McMillan Tucker