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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"

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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.


Descent through the artist's family


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.


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