Child’s sketchbook and watercolour drawings by E.A. Bowles

Scope and Content

Sketchbook of pencil and watercolour drawings, most in a child’s hand and initialled ‘P.M.E.’ [?P.M. Edelsten] and dated 1920s

Inserted are six watercolour drawings by Bowles, including of Iris reticulata and Iris stylosa, 1896 and undated

This item was donated by Elizabeth Bell, nee Elizabeth Edelsten, in Sep 1996. No further information is known about the donor, however the Edelston family lived opposite Myddelton House and were close friends of E.A. Bowles. It is possible that he gave art lessons to the young P.M. Edelsten. For personal recollections of C.R. Edelston’s childhood as a neighbour to E.A. Bowles, 1967, see EAB/AA/1