Album assembled by Catherine Whinyates of Allahabad, c.1802, containing silhouettes of herself and her husband Captain Thomas Whinyates [1755-1806] and 16 pasted-in watercolor sketches by her, most signed "CW fecit" and within pastel borders, 170 x 220 mm or smaller, captioned in ink, together with several engravings of military attitudes, oblong 4to, original sheep, lightly rubbed.
Provenance: Frederick William Whinyates [1793-1881], the compiler's fifth son (ownership inscription dated 1802, and annotations).
A poignant album of drawings made by a mother for her son, and apparently given to him before he left Calcutta for England. An inscription at the end from Catherine to her son, dated 1803 in Fort William, Calcutta, bids him farewell since she does not know if they will meet again. He notes below, "Alas - my dear Mother - we never met again! She died at Allahabad on 30 March 1806 - Aged 47."
Images include: "a Gentleman's Bengal Palanquine"; "Company's Sepoys"; "Indostanee Carriage"; "Dancing Woman of Bengal."