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Artwork, Cartoons, Comics

Series consists of artwork, cartoons and comics created by John Herbert between 1964 and 1998. Many of the drawings illustrate story development and ideas for his plays as well as comics and advertisements. The series is divided into files and arranged chronologically.

Herbert, John

Sketches.

One folder of loose pencil and pen and ink sketches by David Hill.

Hill, David

Drawing : house.

File consists of one drawing of a house in the daytime. The house has been coloured in with watercolours. Although unsigned, it is likely by W.H.E. Schmalz.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Christ seated (Physick 918).

File consists of one print of Christ Seated. Numbered 14 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for Quia Amore Langueo, printed by Hague and Gill.

Gill, Eric

Sketches.

One folder of loose pen and ink sketches by David Hill. Includes two clippings dated 1952.

Hill, David

Churchill, Winston : print.

One reproduction print of a charcoal portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, by Tom Hall, specially commissioned by Rolland Paper Company Limited, and its coated papers division: Canada Glazed Papers Limited.

Bolender Ball Family

Christchild (Physick 597).

File consists of one print of Christchild, showing a young Jesus holding boughs of leaves. Numbered USA 3/5 and signed by Gill. Used as an illustration in the Golden Cockerel edition of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Gill, Eric

Chute, Desmond : Catharina Sponsa.

File consists of one print probably by Desmond Chute. Print shows a woman with a halo and head dress holding a sprig of plants. Lettering reads "Catharina Sponsa XTI."

Gill, Eric

Unattributed sketchbook.

One undated, unattributed sketchbook, containing pencil and pen and ink sketches, possibly by both David Hill and Joe Plaskett.

Hill, David

Drawing : sketches of borders and ceiling roses.

File consists of a sheet of paper with sketches of borders, corner designs, cornices and ceiling roses. Some are pencil, and some are coloured with watercolour. Sheet is double sided. Although unsigned, it is attributed to W.H.E. Schmalz.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Sketch of Leonard M. Davis.

File consists of a sketch (self-portrait) of artist Leonard M. Davis presented to Catherine Taylor in appreciation for her services in the US and overseas.

Taylor, Catherine

Chute, Desmond : engraving

File consists of one engraving by Desmond Macready Chute (1895–1962). Engraving shows the Madonna with child. Recto note reads "Engraving by Desmond Chute see Songs to our Lady SDP 33."

Gill, Eric

Bowlby, George Herbert.

File consists of one painted portrait of George Herbert Bowlby in his army uniform. The painting appears to be watercolour on ivorine, and the signature reads E.C. Blisley, 1917. Bowlby died in 1917 during First World War and this is possibly a commemorative portrait.

Bowlby Boyd Family

Artwork.

One mounted painting of a jack-in-the-pulpit flower, one watercolour landscape signed by D.E.W., and one reverse painting on glass of puppies.

Schantz Russell Family

The constant mistress (Physick 867).

File consists of one print of The Constant Mistress. Numbered 7/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress printed by the Golden Cockerel Press.

Gill, Eric

Child drawings.

File consists of one leaf of paper with drawings by a child on it. Possibly by Julian or Dana Porter Jr.

Porter, Dana Harris

Sketchbook, 1967 : London, Lugano.

One sketchbook (9 pages). Includes landscapes and cityscapes of London and Lugano: Hyde Park, the Marble Arch, Great Cumberland Crescent, an outdoor scene in Lugano, still life studies, flowers, and figures.

Odd, Herbert

Busy Berlin map poster.

File consists of one reprint of the Busy Berlin map of 1912. The map was reprinted in 1989 at 69% of the original size by the Kitchener Public Library.

Kaufman Family

Memorial exhibit typescripts and pamphlets

Series contains leaflets relating to Homer Watson’s life and memorial exhibits. Leaflets contain information about memorial exhibits such as one held by the Waterloo Trust and Savings Company building in Kitchener. One of the leaflets also contains a photocopied sketch of a graveyard scene. The series also contains a typescript biography of Watson written by his friend, Ross Hamilton. Another typescript covers a speech by Watson to shareholders of the Waterloo County Grand River Park. The speech calls for the conservation of a woodland area called Cressman Bush.

Typescripts
14. Address by H. Watson “Conservation of Cressman Bush for Waterloo County”
15. Homer Watson Paintings
16. Expense Account of Ross Hamilton in Connection with H. Watson Estate Feb. 4-10

Pamphlets
17. Homer Watson, Artist - A Tribute
18. Biography of Homer Watson by Ross Hamilton
19. Catalogue Memorial Exhibition of Original Paintings by Homer Watson, R.C.A., L.L.D. 1947

Artwork.

One sketch of an owl by Dorothy Etta Russell (nee White) in pencil outline which has been filled in with crayons.

Schantz Russell Family

Plate No. I.

File consists of one hand drawn printing plate titled Plate No. I. The plate shows upper case and lower letters as well as numbers in various fonts and sizes. Plate is signed by W.H.E. Schmalz and is dated at R.M. College, Kingston, January 31, 1910. The plate has been given a grade of 75.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Divine lovers (Physick 915).

File consists of one print of Divine Lovers. Numbered 14/25 and signed by Gill. Originally the frontispiece from Morals and Marriage.

Gill, Eric

Plate No. II.

File consists of one hand drawn printing plate titled Plate No. II. The plate shows upper case and lower letters as well as numbers in various fonts and sizes. Plate is signed by W.H.E. Schmalz and is dated at R.M. College, Kingston, March 14, 1910. The plate has been given a grade of 95.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Sketchbook, 1967 : Skye, Scotland.

One sketchbook (17 pages). Includes landscape sketches of the Western Isles, Broadford, Isle of Skye, Loch Lomond, the Highland Ferry, and Iona, as well as sketches of flowers, ships, boats, birds, and cars.

Odd, Herbert

Porter, Dana : caricature.

File consists of one reproduction of a caricature of Dana Porter by Henry H. Bull. Bull was the Crown Attorney for Metropolitan Toronto and the County of York and drew many caricatures of colleagues. The reproduction print is mounted using Durograf technology, a type of screen printing where the image is applied to a spunbonded polyester fibre. The image has been mounted on a piece of acrylic, with a biography of Henry Bull on the back.

Porter, Dana Harris

Ecce tu pulchra es (Physick 614).

File consists of one print of Ecce Tu Pulchra Es, showing three women. Part of the print is in blue. Numbered 1/10 and signed by Gill. Originally intended to be used for the Cranach Press edition of Canticum, Canticorum.

Gill, Eric

The empty bed (Physick 876).

File consists of one print of The Empty Bed. Numbered 19/20 and signed by Gill. Originally an illustration for The Constant Mistress. Also includes a photocopy of the print and a caption from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room.

Gill, Eric

Ephemera : drawings.

Twenty drawings and sketches by Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Included are portraits, studies of animals, technical drawings for a boat, one ink drawing of the back of a woman in a gown, two drawings after C.D. Gibson- "When Doctors Disagree" and "Mr. Pipp just after dinner steps our for a few moments with a change acquaintance. He returns at 2 A.M.", and two with leaf varieties and poetry. Smaller drawings were originally found in an old men's silk handkerchief box with other ephemera.

Schantz Russell Family

Porter, Dana : reproductions of paintings.

File consists of six high quality colour photocopies of original paintings by Dana Porter. The paintings are typically Northern Ontario landscapes and were stylistically inspired by the Group of Seven. Porter's maternal uncle was Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris.

Porter, Dana Harris

Sketchbook, 1968 : Wellfleet.

One sketchbook (17 pages). Includes sketches of landscapes, cityscapes, marinas, flowers, boats, geometric studies, birds, and still life studies.

Odd, Herbert

Sketchbook, 1968 : Cape Cod.

One sketchbook (21 pages). Includes ms. notes, landscape sketches of Provincetown and Wellfleet, sketches of harbours and boats, figures, cityscapes, still life studies, geometric designs, and painting plans.

Odd, Herbert

Brochures (file 2 of 2).

Contains one colour poster advertising Dare Foods Limited schoolhouse promotion. The promotion consisted of customers filling out ballots to win a free cardboard schoolhouse playhouse for children.

Dare Foods Limited

Hamlet (Physick 838).

File consists of one print of Hamlet, the cover page for the Hague and Gill edition of Hamlet. Numbered 12/25 and signed by Gill.

Gill, Eric

Exhibit clippings

Series contains clippings documenting memorial exhibits for Homer Watson and articles reviewing his life. There are two scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings between 1936 and 1947. One scrapbook contains mostly newspaper memorabilia and exhibition advertisements, while the other contains clippings focused mainly on announcing exhibits throughout Ontario along with press and editorial comments. There are also files of clippings that discuss the closure of Watson’s art gallery and studio in 1947. One of the clippings is a print, from a magazine, depicting Homer Watson.

The history of King Henry VIII (Physick 925).

File consists of one print of the frontispiece for Henry the Eighth. Signed by Gill with a note reading "for Shakespear's Henry VIII pub by New York Limited Edition Club, 1937. Also includes the back of the original mat.

Gill, Eric

The holy face (Physick 111).

File consists of one print of The Holy Face. Originally an illustration for "Ritus Servandus In Benedictione" printed by the St. Dominic's Press.

Gill, Eric

Sketchbook, 1971 : miscellaneous scribbles.

One sketchbook (16 pages). Includes ms. notes, still life studies, sketches of boats, painting plans, landscape sketches, geometric designs, equations, a watercolour sketch of boats, and a sketch of the Courthouse Theatre in Niagara on the Lake.

Odd, Herbert

Artwork.

One pen and ink sketch of a Chateau at Monte Bello, signed M. Krueger, 1928; one watercolour [of Mount Fuji?] signed HMR.

Company of Neighbours

Artwork.

One small watercolour sketch and a drawing of a dog with puppies mounted on board and matted with construction paper and secured with brass brads.

Schantz Russell Family

Sketchbook, 1973 : Maine, Cape Cod.

One sketchbook (25 pages). Includes ms. notes, equations, sketches of boats and harbours, seascapes, landscapes, plans for paintings, still life studies, figures, and landscapes in watercolour.

Odd, Herbert

Sketchbook, 1973 : Cape Cod.

One sketchbook (45 pages). Includes ms. notes, landscapes, plans for paintings, harbours and boats, geometric designs, cars, figures, interior scenes, studies in perspective, and still life studies.

Odd, Herbert

Laocoon (Physick 854).

File consists of one print of Laocoon. Numbered 12/15 and signed by Gill. Originally designed for the jacket of XX Century Library.

Gill, Eric

The girl he left behind him.

Pen drawing by Orpheus Moyer Schantz titled, The Girl He Left Behind Him. The drawing features a woman sitting in a field and ships visible in the distance. Artist's note underneath signature confirms this drawing was modeled after the works of Charles Dana Gibson.

Schantz Russell Family

The leisure state (Physick 850).

File consists of one print of The Leisure State, showing a woman listening to a grammaphone with the words Techne (translation: “art, craft”) and Poiesis (translation: “creation, poetry”). Numbered 18/18 and signed by Gill. Originally for Unemployment, by Gill.

Gill, Eric

Kimmel, Husband E.

File consists of eleven items of correspondence from Admiral Husband E. Kimmel and one photograph of a painted portrait of Kimmel. The letters are dated: November 11, 1960 (handwritten, 4 leaves); November 30, 1960 (handwritten, 1 leaf); February 14, 1961 (handwritten 1 leaf); August 2, 1961 (handwritten, 1 leaf); August 20, 1961 (handwritten, 2 leaves); September 1, 1961 (handwritten, 1 leaf); November 3, 1961 (handwritten, 5 leaves); January 21, 1962 (handwritten, 1 leaf); May 22, 1962 (handwritten, 1 leaf plus envelope); June 25, 1962 (typed, 1 leaf - note that this letter is addressed to the publishers Harper & Row who published "The Puzzle of Pearl Harbor");
*June 25, 1962 (handwritten, 1 leaf).

The letters discuss the events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor, the publication of books on the history of WWII, an interview with Kimmel, possible resources to consult and the publication of "The Puzzle of Pearl Harbor."

Burtness, Paul S.

Prints : portraits and scenes.

Ten prints including:

One portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

Two memorial portraits of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.

One portrait of the [George] Washington family.

One portrait of Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, Baron, 1857-1941. This print is mounted on the lid of a box and decorated with gilt paper trim.

Side-by-side portraits of George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936 and Mary, Queen, consort of George V, King of Great Britain, 1867-1953.

Side-by-side portraits of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910 and Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925.

One illustration of the G?ltzsch Viaduct, a railway bridge in Germany.

One illustration of a landscape in Switzerland.

One illustration of cupid and another figure warming their hands by a fire.

Schantz Russell Family

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