The collection contains seventeen original drawings, mostly in pencil, with some in ink or watercolour. There are also nine autotype copies of drawings. The subject matter consists chiefly of human figures. In addition, there is one pencil drawing by Edwin John Ellis, dated 1872.
Drawings by John Trivett Nettleship
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 6 RUL MS 727
- Dates of Creation1870s?
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description27 drawings
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Trivett Nettleship was born in Kettering, Northants. on February 11th 1841. He gave up a career in the law to become an art student, studying at Heatherley's art school and at the Slade. During the 1870s he was part of the group of artists called 'The Brotherhood', of which the other members were John Butler Yeats, George Wilson and Edwin John Ellis.Nettleship was best known for his paintings of animals, displayed at exhibitions in London and elsewhere. He also contributed illustrations to several books, and published essays on the poems of Robert Browning. He died in London on August 31st 1902.
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Purchased from Miss E. & Miss V. Nettleship, August 9th 1958.
Description prepared by Bridget Andrews.
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Seven of the autotype drawings were published in Cholmondeley, Alice, Emblems ..., rev. J.J. Nettleship, ed. Reginald Cholmondeley (London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1875).