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2.6: Artwork , 1883-1916

This subseries houses Charles Downing Lay's sketches, a sketchbook, landscape designs, and a scrapbook of artwork; a sketch by Laura Lay; and loose sketches by various family members.
Charles Downing Lay's watercolor, pencil, and ink sketches depict head and figure studies, landscapes, interior layouts, and architectural design elements. Also found is Lay's pencil sketch of Oliver Ingraham Lay (1883). A scrapbook includes watercolor and pencil sketches, architectural design elements, book plate designs, printed material and reproductions used for art reference. Included are Lay's landscape designs for the residences of Anson W. Burchard (Locust Valley, Long Island), William Campbell (Watchung, New Jersey), J.P. Chamberlain (Middlebury, Connecticut), William Murray Crane (Dalton, Massachusetts), and James M. Willcox (Radnor, Pennsylvania), as well as landscape designs done with Robert Wheelwright for A. Bijur (Long Branch, New Jersey), William Murray Crane (Dalton, Massachusetts) and Frederick Bertuch (Babylon, New York).
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Sketches by Charles Downing Lay, 1883-1897, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 12
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81-82
Sketchbook of Charles Downing Lay, 1895, undated
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83
Scrapbook of Sketches, Bookplate Designs, Exhibition Catalog Covers, 1896-1900, undated
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84
Various Landscape Designs by Charles Downing Lay, 1907-1915, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 12
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85
Landscape Designs, Sketches, and Blueprint for the Joseph P. Chamberlain, 1916, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 12
8
86
Landscape Designs by Charles Downing Lay and Robert Wheelwright, 1916, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 12
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87
Design Layout for Educational Facilities, undated
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88
Drawing of Interior Layout for Charles Downing Lay's Residence in Brooklyn, New York, undated
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89
Sketch by Laura Gill Lay, undated
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90
Sketches by Various Lay Family Members, undated
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91-92
Oversized Sketches by Charles Downing Lay, 1895-1897
OV 12
Oversized Landscape Designs by Charles Downing Lay, 1907-1916
OV 12
Oversized Landscape Designs, Sketches, and Blueprint for the Joseph P. Chamberlain Estate, 1916, undated
OV 12
Oversized Landscape Designs by Charles Downing Lay and Robert Wheelwright, 1916
OV 12

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