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Sketchbook with 44 Folios, 14 blank
Date: possibly 1841-1842
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Medium: Graphite and white gouache on paper bound into a sketchbook
Dimensions: Overall: 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. ( 23.5 x 31.1 cm )
Description: Sketchbook
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 1918.60
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Inscribed: Inscribed on inner front cover at upper left in graphite: "A.B.Durand"

Gallery Label:

Includes a detailed study, highlighted with white, focuses our attention on the massive tree with roots exposed and clinging to the eroding bank of a river or lake. The motif was a favorite of the artist and appears frequently in Durand's oil studies and exhibition paintings.

Provenance:

Descent through the artist's family

Bibliography:

Olson, Roberta J.M. “The Sketchbooks of Asher B. Durand in the New-York Historical Society.” Master Drawings 54, no. 4 (Winter 2016): 433-476.

Exhibitions:

"Intimate Friends: Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, and William Cullen Bryant," New-York Historical Society, October 24, 2000-February 4, 2001.