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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2001.163.7
People
Sanford Robinson Gifford, American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
Title
Two Male Portrait Sketches; verso: Two Landscapes
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing, sketchbook page
Date
1860
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/147548
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite and white gouache on darkened off-white wove paper
Dimensions
14 x 24.2 cm (5 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, lower left, graphite, in artist's hand: Tygarts Valley - Va [now West Virginia]
Provenance
By descent through artist's family, 1880; Alice Carter Gifford, Cambridge, MA; bequeathed to her son Sanford Gifford, Cambridge, MA; his gift to the Harvard University Art Museums, 2001.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sanford Gifford
Accession Year
2001
Object Number
2001.163.7
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The landscapes on the verso are drawn with a vertical orientation to the book.
Commentary
The Tygart Valley is in Randolph County, West Virginia, not Virginia as indicated in the inscription.
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