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Calligraphic writing and drawings

Calligraphic writing and drawings collected by LeathesCalligraphic writing and drawings collected by LeathesA sheet of calligraphic writing and drawings by an anonymous author, dating from the late seventeenth to early eighteenth century.

These drawings appear in the collection of Philip Hammersley Leathes, [1770] -1838, a lawyer and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and an early subscriber to King's College London in 1832 to whom he left his collections.

Leathes collected a broad range of items including manuscript papers, diaries, devotionals, dictionaries and pedigree rolls, title deeds and indentures, printed books, pamphlets and catalogues.

He was particularly interested in ornamentation and it is possible that he bought this drawing as a demonstration of accomplished calligraphic illustration.

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