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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2001.166.1-10
People
Sanford Robinson Gifford, American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
Title
Sketchbook: Washington and Oregon
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
1874
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/169983
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sketchbook with beige-fabric-covered cloth covers
Dimensions
12.2 x 21.9 x 1.4 cm (4 13/16 x 8 5/8 x 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, front pastedown: S R Gifford 51 West 10th St New York
  • inscription: front pastedown, graphite, in artist's hand: Charley
  • inscription: front pastedown, black ink: Fred
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
2001.166.1-10
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Sketchbook with beige-fabric-covered cardboard covers. Dark green pencil sleeve. Sewn page block; pages of cream wove paper, 11.5 x 21.6 cm. 28 pages altogether, the last 18 blank. The book's first page has been torn out. A landscape drawing on the front pastedown continues onto the first extant page of the book.
Publication History

Ila Weiss, Poetic Landscape: The Art and Experience of Sanford R. Gifford, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE, 1987), pp. 140-142, 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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