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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2001.156.1-27
People
Sanford Robinson Gifford, American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
Title
Sketchbook ("7th Regiment"): Camp Cameron, Washington, DC
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
1854-1861
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/169777
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sketchbook with green-paper-covered cardboard covers
Dimensions
10.5 x 15.5 x 0.7 cm (4 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, u.r. of p. 1: S R Gifford 8th Co. 7th Reg - NY NY
  • inscription: front pastedown, black ink: [crossed out in graphite:] Charles 5 / James 5 / up mountain / by mail [graphite, illeg.] to / Summit Hill / [Tamaqua?] / July Tuskaroro [sic] / [cars?] Mount Carlson
  • inscription: front pastedown, black ink: C. K. Stellwagen / bet'n 9 & 3 [ish?] [W or M] inder Building no. 39 / Residence No. 424 H St. near 11th
  • inscription: front pastedown, black ink: between 9 & 3 / Caleb Lyon - 72 Kirkwood House / near Willards Ap. - 3 1/2 PM
  • inscription: front pastedown, black ink: R. S. Chilton / 401 New York Avenue / bet. 13 & 14th Sts.
  • inscription: rear pastedown, graphite, in artist's hand: Miss Johns 150 / Mrs. [Prepbury?] 100p / Miss Fleming 100p / Mr. Fleming 150p / Mr. Irving 100p / Mr. [Halen?] 50 / Mrs. Simons 75 / Mr. Jones 50 / 150 / 75 / 50 / 50 / 275 [sic]
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
2001.156.1-27
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Sketchbook with green-paper-covered cardboard covers. Sewn page block. Pages of cream wove paper, 10.5 x c. 15.3 cm. Drawings made in graphite. Between the third and fourth page is a stub, where a page appears to have been cut from the book.
Publication History

Ila Weiss, Poetic Landscape: The Art and Experience of Sanford R. Gifford, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE, 1987), p. 92; p. 332

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2001-2002 (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 23

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