┆The majority of the papers comprise photographs, artworks, sketchbooks and designs produced by Hugh Richard Hosking and Albert Edward Christopherson during their time as colleagues working at the Leicester College of Arts and Crafts in the 1930s. A couple of items, including a lino cut by David Bethel and a pastel drawing by Christopherson were given to the donor at a later date.
12 personal photographs featuring the Hosking and Christopherson families when both were living in Leicester during the late 1930s.
2 A3 boards featuring photographs of scenes from stage productions by theLeicester College of Arts and Crafts Dramatic Society of which Hosking and Christopherson were directly involved, as set and costume designers and as performers. The stage photographs are partially labelled and include images of Albert Christopherson and his wife Kathleen Marfitt and Hugh Hosking. The photographs also include some personal images of Hosking at home and with his infant son, Simon.
5 photographs featuring Hosking in costume for a number stage performances.
**Artwork and designs by Hugh Richard Hosking**
1 bundle of large loose sketches, watercolours and pastels featuring predominantly landscapes, seascapes and village architecture. n.d.
1 lithograph of sleeping pigs. n.d.
Ink and watercolour landscape. n.d.
Stencil design featuring a running fox with a cockerel in its mouth. n.d.
5 stencilled greeting card designs sent to colleagues. c 1940.
1 sketchbook featuring sketches of landscapes, still life and life studies including one of his son and several of dogs.
1 book of loose papers featuring stencil cuts and stencil samples of various designs including heraldry and greeting cards.
Programme for 'Tobias and the Angel' produced designed by Hosking for Leicester College of Arts and Crafts, 1934.
Programme for Two One-Act Plays by Sladen Smith, 'The Sacred Cat' and 'The Invisible Duke' produced and designed by Hosking for Leicester College of Arts and Crafts, 1932.
**Artwork by Albert Edward Christopherson, Head of Department of Graphic Design 1956-1963**
'Flying Horses' pastel drawing of 3 Pegasus-like horses flying in a stylised skyscape. Signed with inscription on the reverse: 'given to Sarah Hosking shortly before he died, 1997'.
Gouache or acrylic on baking paper featuring a horse drawn chariot with a female driver holding a cornucopia. (A larger similar painting can be found in the Christopherson collection). n.d.
Mixed media sketch created on the reverse of a typed letter depicting a scene from the classical myth, Apollo and Daphne set in an urban backdrop. n.d.
**Artwork by David Bethel, Director of Leicester Polytechnic 1973-1987**
'Morning Delivery' Lino cut print of a bucolic scene featuring a milkman delivering the morning milk, signed and dated, 1958.