Item NMC/1927 - Classical drawings

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NMC/1927

Title

Classical drawings

Date(s)

  • 1911-1912 (Creation)

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10 items

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Scope and content

Bound set of drawings of a classical nature, including columns and capitals, temples, leaf designs, superimposed orders, cornices and doorway details. Drawn while the artist studied at Dundee Technical College and School of Art, 1911-1912.

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Jessie Dunlop McCulloch Wilson was born on 24th January 1888 in Cupar, Fife. She was the daughter of Gavin Laurie Wilson, a draper and clothier, and Janet McCulloch. After her mother's death, his father re-married to Alison Johnston Russell, and the family settled in Netherfield, Newton (Fife). Between those two marriages, Jessie D. Mc. Wilson had two brothers, one half-brother and two half-sisters.

Jessie Dunlop McCulloch Wilson was a day student at The Glasgow School of Art from session 1912/13 to session 1916/17. She studied mostly Drawing & Painting, but also Modelling & Sculpture and Design. During most of her time as a student she listed her address as 488 Cathedral Street. She was awarded the Diploma in Design & Decorative Art by The Glasgow School of Art in session 1916/17.

During September 1916, her half-brother Gavin Arthur Wilson enrolled to the 14th London Regiment, London Scottish Battalion in a Short Service for the duration of War. While serving in France, he died on the 31st August 1918 at the 46th Casualty Clearing Station in Bac-du-Sud, Bailleulval (Pas-de-Calais), where he is interred at the British Cemetery. He was 19 years old and had attained the rank of Lance Corporal.

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Donated by Lesley Heming in April 2018. Accession number JAC/256.

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Pencil drawings on thick cream-coloured paper. 10 sheets bound together by a metal split pin.

Dimensions: 289 x 383 mm (max)

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GB 1694 NMC/1927

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G) - General International Standard for Archival Description (General)

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Final

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  • English

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