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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1946.35.1-62
People
Frederic Leighton, British (Scarborough England 1830 - 1896 London England)
Title
Sketchbook
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
c. 1872-1873
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/297455
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown ribbed-leather covers, remains of strap, stylus sleeve; fifty-eight pages of prepared paper
Dimensions
7.2 x 12.3 cm (2 13/16 x 4 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • label: inside back cover, printed: HENRY PENNY'S / PATENT / Improved Metallic / Books / BEST PREPARED PAPER / WARRENTED [ ] WRITTEN ON WITH HIS / PREPARED PENCILS / TO BE AS PLAIN & DURABLE AS INK / They will be found as great advantage / to Travellers and all persons who wish / to preserve their Writing / No. 5
Provenance
[Geoffrey Steele's Bookshop, Mahopac, NY], sold; to Fogg Art Museum 1946
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Friends of the Fogg Art Museum Fund
Accession Year
1946
Object Number
1946.35.1-62
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
Philippa Martin, Leighton House Museum, London, and Charlotte Gere provided invaluable assistance in the cataloguing of this sketchbook.
Publication History

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

Thea Burns, The Luminous Trace: Drawing and Writing in Metalpoint, Archetype Publications (London, 2012), pp. 171-173

Exhibition History

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

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