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Identification and Creation

Object Number
2001.156.5
People
Sanford Robinson Gifford, American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
Title
Partial Camp Cameron Scene; verso: Seated Soldiers and Stacked Weapons
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing, sketchbook page
Date
1861
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/148105

Physical Descriptions

Medium
Graphite on cream wove paper
Dimensions
10.5 x 15.3 cm (4 1/8 x 6 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: l.r., graphite, in artist's hand: Camp Cameron, Georgetown Heights DC / May 11th 1861

Provenance

Recorded Ownership History
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
2001.156.5
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions

Description
The drawing on the verso is oriented vertically to the page. A brown spot on the recto has graphite "rays" drawn around it to make a sun design, indicating the spot's presence predated the making of the drawing.

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