front cover Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2001.163.1-21
People
Sanford Robinson Gifford, American (Greenfield, NY 1823 - 1880 New York, NY)
Title
Sketchbook: Figures and Landscapes
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
1860
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/170371
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black-fabric-covered cardboard covers; twenty-one pages of off-white wove paper
Dimensions
14.5 x 25.6 x 1.3 cm (5 11/16 x 10 1/16 x 1/2 in.)
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
2001.163.1-21
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Sketchbook with black-fabric-covered cardboard covers, impressed with leather-like texture. White spots (gouache?) on front cover. Marbled endpapers. [Binding? Craigen to decide wording, 2/02] Pages are of darkened off-white wove paper, 14 x 24.2 cm. Drawings are in graphite.
Publication History

Ila Weiss, Poetic Landscape: The Art and Experience of Sanford R. Gifford, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE, 1987), p. 90; p. 332

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

Under Cover: Artists' Sketchbooks, website, Harvard University Art Museums, 2006, www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/sketchbooks

Exhibition History

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

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