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Conor Sketchbooks

The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum has a collection of around 1200 pencil sketches by the Belfast artist William Conor (1881-1968). Some are preparatory drawings for bigger paintings but many are sketches in their own right. The drawings are a wonderful record of the everyday world of the people of Belfast and surrounding areas. They date from the period 1904-1920, mainly.

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Reclining Male Figure Study, 5 Dec. '08: Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study, 5 Dec. '08

Reclining Male Figure Study, 5 Dec. '08: Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study, 5 Dec. '08

Reclining Male Figure Study, 5 Dec. '08: Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study, 5 Dec. '08...

Seated Male Figure Study Reading a Book, 1 Dec. '08 (One of Conor’s Brothers): Verso, Study of Male Legs (for recto)

Seated Male Figure Study Reading a Book, 1 Dec. '08 (One of Conor’s Brothers): Verso, Study of Male Legs (for recto)

Seated Male Figure Study Reading a Book, 1 Dec. '08 (One of Conor’s Brothers): Verso, Study of Male Legs (for recto)...

Two Male Head Studies, 1 Nov. '08: Verso, Seated Male Figure Study; Male Head Study

Two Male Head Studies, 1 Nov. '08: Verso, Seated Male Figure Study; Male Head Study

Two Male Head Studies, 1 Nov. '08: Verso, Seated Male Figure Study; Male Head Study...

Two Male Head Studies, 17 Nov., 19 Nov. '09: Verso, Male Figure Study

Two Male Head Studies, 17 Nov., 19 Nov. '09: Verso, Male Figure Study

Two Male Head Studies, 17 Nov., 19 Nov. '09: Verso, Male Figure Study...

Two Male Figure Studies; Male Head Study, 26 Sept. '08 (squared): Verso, Male Figure Study; Four Male Head Studies, Sept. '08

Two Male Figure Studies; Male Head Study, 26 Sept. '08 (squared): Verso, Male Figure Study; Four Male Head Studies, Sept. '08

Two Male Figure Studies; Male Head Study, 26 Sept. '08 (squared): Verso, Male Figure Study; Four Male Head Studies, Sept. '08...

Roadworks, 10 Feb. '11: Verso, Four Male Figure Studies

Roadworks, 10 Feb. '11: Verso, Four Male Figure Studies

roadworks, 10 feb '11 (verso: four male figure studies)...

Male Figure Study, 3 Oct. '10: Verso, Male and Female Figure Studies Sitting on a Park Bench, 28 Aug. '10

Male Figure Study, 3 Oct. '10: Verso, Male and Female Figure Studies Sitting on a Park Bench, 28 Aug. '10

male figure study, 3 oct '10 (verso: male and female figure studies sitting on a bench in the park 28 aug '10)...

Seated Male Figure Study, 11 March '09 (One of Conor’s Brothers?)

Seated Male Figure Study, 11 March '09 (One of Conor’s Brothers?)

Seated Male Figure Study, 11 March '09 (One of Conor’s Brothers?)...

Three Male Figure Studies, 21 Oct. '10: Verso, Two Male Figure Studies; Three Head Studies; Arm and Hand Study

Three Male Figure Studies, 21 Oct. '10: Verso, Two Male Figure Studies; Three Head Studies; Arm and Hand Study

three male figure studies, 21 oct '10 (verso: two male figure studies; three head studies; arm and hand study)...

Studies of Workmen, 16 Feb. '11: Verso, Two Male Figure Studies

Studies of Workmen, 16 Feb. '11: Verso, Two Male Figure Studies

studies of workmen, 16 feb '11 ( verso : two male figure studies)...

Four Male Figure Studies, 29 Aug. '10: Verso, Two Male Figure Studies; Male Head and Leg Study

Four Male Figure Studies, 29 Aug. '10: Verso, Two Male Figure Studies; Male Head and Leg Study

four male figure studies, 29 aug '10 (verso: two male figure studies; male head and male leg study)...

Ten Studies of Male Heads, Hats, Arms and Upper Torsos, 7 July '10: Verso, Six Studies of Male Heads, Arms and Upper Torsos

Ten Studies of Male Heads, Hats, Arms and Upper Torsos, 7 July '10: Verso, Six Studies of Male Heads, Arms and Upper Torsos

ten studies of male heads, hats, arms and upper torsos 7 july '10 (verso: six studies of male arms, heads and upper torsos)...

Two Seated Male Figure Studies, 22 Oct. '08: Verso, Male Figure Study

Two Seated Male Figure Studies, 22 Oct. '08: Verso, Male Figure Study

Two Seated Male Figure Studies, 22 Oct. '08: Verso, Male Figure Study...

Female Figure Study with Upraised Arm, 25 Aug. '15 (squared): Verso, Female Figure Study with Upraised Arm, 25 Aug. '15

Female Figure Study with Upraised Arm, 25 Aug. '15 (squared): Verso, Female Figure Study with Upraised Arm, 25 Aug. '15

female figure study with upraused arm, 25 aug - 15 ( verso : female figure study with upraused arm, 25 aug - 15...

Moonlight, Lagan, 12 Jan. '11: Verso, Lagan, Moonlight, 14 Jan. '11

Moonlight, Lagan, 12 Jan. '11: Verso, Lagan, Moonlight, 14 Jan. '11

Moonlight, Lagan (1911) ; Verso Lagan, Moonlight 1911...

Rocky Coast, 23 Feb. '10

Rocky Coast, 23 Feb. '10

Rocky coast (1910)...

Five Male Figure Studies, Aug. '08 (David Allen’s Drawing Office?): Verso, Two Male Figure Studies; Two Male Leg Studies

Five Male Figure Studies, Aug. '08 (David Allen’s Drawing Office?): Verso, Two Male Figure Studies; Two Male Leg Studies

Five Male Figure Studies, Aug 08 (David Allen's Drawing Office?) ; Verso, Two Male Figure Studies, Two Male Leg Studies...

Child Figure Studies, Portadown, 28 March '10: Verso, Three Female Figure Studies

Child Figure Studies, Portadown, 28 March '10: Verso, Three Female Figure Studies

child figure studies, portadown, 28 march - 10 ( verso : three female figure studies )...

Two Male Figure Studies, Nov. '07: Verso, Male Figure Study, Nov. '07

Two Male Figure Studies, Nov. '07: Verso, Male Figure Study, Nov. '07

two male figure studies , nov. 07 ( verso; male figure study , nov 07)...

Lion Studies, 9 March '10: Verso, Female Figure Study

Lion Studies, 9 March '10: Verso, Female Figure Study

Lion studies (1910) (verso; female figure study)...

Snow Scene. View from the Mountains, Ardoyne, 12 Jan. '10

Snow Scene. View from the Mountains, Ardoyne, 12 Jan. '10

snow scene. view from the mountains, Ardoyne (1910)...

Study for Seated Male Figure; Male Head Study, 26 Feb. '10: Verso, Hand Study; Study of Boat

Study for Seated Male Figure; Male Head Study, 26 Feb. '10: Verso, Hand Study; Study of Boat

study for seated male figure male head studies, 26 feb '10 (verso: hand study; study of boat)...

Female Figure Study, 9 May '10: Verso, Female Head Study

Female Figure Study, 9 May '10: Verso, Female Head Study

female figure study, 9 may - 10 ( verso : female head study )...

Seated Male Figure Study, 19 April '08: Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study

Seated Male Figure Study, 19 April '08: Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study

Seated Male Figure Study, 19 april 08 ; Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study...

Market Scene, Friday, 10 June '10 (squared): Verso, Female Figure Study

Market Scene, Friday, 10 June '10 (squared): Verso, Female Figure Study

market scens, friday, 10 june - 10 ( verso : female figure studies )...

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