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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1937.7.3.1-41
People
John Singer Sargent, American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)
Title
Sketchbook ("1870-71"): Alpine Travel Sketches
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
1870 - 1871
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/307607
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sketchbook with green marbled-paper covered cardboard covers
Dimensions
24.6 x 36.2 cm (9 11/16 x 14 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: front of sketchbook, black ink: 1870 - 71
  • label: back pastedown, l.r., paper, printed: G. Volpini via Condotta Firenze
Provenance
To the artist's sisters, Violet (Mrs. Francis) Ormond and Emily Sargent, at his death, 1925; gift of Mrs. Ormond to the Fogg Art Museum, 1937.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond
Accession Year
1937
Object Number
1937.7.3.1-41
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Sketchbook with green-marbled-paper-covered cardboard covers, brown cloth spine and corners. Pages of off-white wove paper. Sewn page block. Sketchbook is incomplete, with forty pages remaining. Forty-four drawings. The pages are numbered in red-brown ink in the upper right corner. Twelve pages have been removed between page 41 and the back pastedown.

Contents: Views of the Tyrol from Bolzano to Innsbruck, with watercolors of Längenfeld, Zell im Zimmerthal, and a mountain landscape; Tyrolean village scenes, cattle, heads. Sketches after the figures in Maximillian's tomb in the Hofkirche at Innsbruck, and a drawing after Donatello's pulpit on the exterior of the Cathedral of Prato.
Publication History

Miriam Stewart and Kerry Schauber, "Catalogue of Sketchbooks and Albums by John Singer Sargent at the Fogg Art Museum", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Fall 1999 - Winter 2000), vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 16-38, p. 18

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