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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Sanford Robinson Gifford, American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
Sketchbook ("1852 / Juniatta & Susquehanna"): Pennsylvania Landscapes
Work Type
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Sketchbook with brown-paper-covered cardboard covers and leather-covered spine
15 x 22.5 x 1.4 cm (5 7/8 x 8 7/8 x 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, u.r. of front pastedown: S R Gifford July 1852
  • label: front cover, brown ink, handwritten: 1852. / Juniatta [sic] & / Susquehanna
  • inscription: l.l. of front pastedown, black ink: Charles / 3
  • label: front pastedown, blue and white paper, black ink, handwritten: No. 141 / [?]
  • inscription: u.l. of front pastedown, graphite: Ma. XX / H i Or Gg / i-- [is this shorthand?]
  • inscription: rear pastedown, graphite, in artist's hand: Wyoming Monument / Sept 11th
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
Object Number
European and American Art
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Sketchbook with brown-paper-covered cardboard covers and brown-leather-covered spine. Covers impressed with design of grapevines. Pages of off-white wove paper, slightly darkened, 14.4 x 22.2 cm. Pages have rounded corners. Sewn page block, mostly unbound. Drawings made in graphite. There appears to be a page missing after p. 30; there is a dark offset on the verso of that page, but the facing page does not have a drawing that corresponds. Rear pastedown has a drawing of an obelisk drawn in a circle.
Publication History

Ila Weiss, Poetic Landscape: The Art and Experience of Sanford R. Gifford, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE, 1987), p. 66; p. 332

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

Exhibition History

Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 08/01/2006 - 10/22/2006

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