(IRELAND). COLLIS, F.P (?Miss). ~ [A watercolour sketchbook]. London and Ireland, c. 1890.
Oblong 16mo (85 × 115 mm), 40 leaves with 78 pages bearing images, mostly full page watercolours some forming part of a double-page view, one additional loose watercolour. Some pencil captions and later numbering. Original linen covered boards. Binding rather worn, contents very fresh. Manuscript notes to cover and prelims.
A charming and accomplished series of diminutive watercolours of views in Ireland, including rugged landscapes, seascapes, woodland and buildings. Most are captioned and denote locations in Wicklow and Kerry. The owner has added initials ‘F.P.C. and an address in Hackney to the upper cover, and another inscription ‘Miss Collis’ gives an address in Harlesden.