front cover Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2001.162.1-37
People
Sanford Robinson Gifford, American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
Title
Sketchbook: Landscapes and Soldiers
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
1864
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/169780
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sketchbook with brown-cloth-covered cardboard covers with circle pattern
Dimensions
9 x 13.4 x 1.1 cm (3 9/16 x 5 1/4 x 7/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: front pastedown, black ink, in artist's hand: Charles G
  • label: front pastedown, paper, printed: FROM / GOUPIL'S / 772 BROADWAY
  • inscription: front pastedown, graphite: Supplies for 4 persons one week on Green Mt. Mt Desert [with list of supplies]
  • inscription: rear pastedown, graphite, in artist's hand: [List of travelling expenses for New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine]
    [first column] / [illegible] / [illegible] 3.00 / Fall River 8. / Breakfast 1.50 / Ticket [written over illegible] 7.50 / Supper 2.00 / To S[illegible] + back 8. / Breakfast + dinn 3.00 / To Boston + Carriage 11.25 / Carriage to Katadin 3.00 / Dinner at P[illegible] 4.82 / [illegible] to Bucksport 8 / Green Mt 3.50 / Sou’west Harbor 1.62 / Boat to N.E.H. 1.12 / “ on E Lake .50 / Carriage at Bangor .50 / [illegible] to Bangor 7 / at B 4 / to Portland 9 / at Mt Desert / Bar Harbor 92. / at Portland 7 / [drawn line] / To N Conway 3.75 / at “ 6. / To N. [Fryburg?] .50 / To Glen House[?] 666 / on road 1. / Horse up Mt. W 4.25 / 2 days on Mt. W 11. / Whiskey – 1 gal + 1 qt 7:70 / [illegible; crossed out] / [illegible] House 120 / Profile 16 / To Wolfboro 7. / At “ 8 / To [illegible] $500 / 23— / [second column] / [illegible] 6.00 / [illegible] Fall River 8.00 / Din at Parker House 4.82 / [illegible] to Bucksport 0{?] / Carriage to Katadin 1.50 / Green Mt 3.50 / Sou West Harbor 1.62 / Boat to N.E.H. .82 / Boat on Eagle Lake .50 / Carriage at Bangor .50 / [illegible] to Portland 9 / Coach at Portland 9 / To M. [Fryburg?] .50 / $37.46 [sum of numbers above] / [illegible] / Marys [illegible] 1.25 / Dinner 1.25 / $2.50 [sum] / 35 / $37.46 / 2.50 / [illegible] $34.96 [sum] / 1.00 / 233 / 1.70 / 40 / 130
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
2001.162.1-37
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Sketchbook with brown-cloth-covered cardboard covers with embossed pattern of circles. Pencil sleeve. Sewn page block, with pages of darkened off-white wove paper, each sheet 8 x 12.6 cm. Pages are all loose from binding.
Publication History

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

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

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