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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2004.185.1-23
People
Elena Prentice, American (Boston, MA born 1946)
Title
Sketchbook (Siena, Perigord)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
sketchbook
Date
1981
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/55100
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sketchbook with gray cardboard covers, held together by white spiral wire
Dimensions
10.9 x 15.3 cm (4 5/16 x 6 in.)
Provenance
Elena Prentice, Tangier, Morocco, gift; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 2004.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Elena Prentice in memory of Gweneth Knight
Accession Year
2004
Object Number
2004.185.1-23
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Sketchbook with gray cardboard covers, held together by white spiral wire. The pages are of white wove paper, with a perforated edge and discoloration to the outside edges. The inside of the front cover bears scribbled marks in black pen. The outside of the back cover has an inscription in black ink which reads "July 1981 / Siena / Perigord." The inscription is written vertically. There is a blue stamp noting that the sketchbook was "Made In France," as well as a blue price sticker reading "F6.50." Twenty-three drawings, although some pages may have been removed. The drawings are dated in brown ink or graphite in the lower right corner. There are no drawings on the verso of the sheets. All the drawings are executed in watercolor with either ink or graphite framing rectangles applied over the watercolor. All the drawings depict landscapes.
Exhibition History

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

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