Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2001.159.1-37
People
Sanford Robinson Gifford, American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
Title
Sketchbook ("1852 / Juniatta & Susquehanna"): Pennsylvania Landscapes
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
1852
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/169778
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sketchbook with brown-paper-covered cardboard covers and leather-covered spine
Dimensions
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
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
2001.159.1-37
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
Descriptions
Description
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

Related Works

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of European and American Art at am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu