Sketchbook with 59 Folios, 10 blank
Medium: Graphite and white chalk on off-white, brown, and green paper bound into a sketchbook
Dimensions: Overall: 5 x 8 in. ( 12.7 x 20.3 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Nora Durand Woodman
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Object Number: 1935.173
Marks: Inscribed: inside of front cover at upper right:"A. B. Durand / 91 Amity St./ New York", and the later address "South Orange, N.J." Inscribed: inside front cover at center: "The work of / my Father. / Property of Lucy M. Durand Woodman" Inscribed: inside front cover at upper left:"Carre 8 0 /chs"
Inscribed: Inscribed on inner front cover at upper right in graphite: "A.B. Durand / 91 Amity… / New York"; at left: "South Orange / N.J."; at center: "The work of / my Father / ['Property of' by a later hand] Lucy M. Durand Woodman"
Durand filled this pocket sketchbook with careful studies of tree trunks, branches and boulders. He usually worked in an upright format, echoing the vertical thrust of his subjects and sometimes extending his drawing over both pages in order to capture all of the motifs that interested him.
Descent through the artist's family
Roberta J.M. Olson, “The Sketchbooks of Asher B. Durand in the New-York Historical Society,” Master Drawings, vol. 54, no. 4 (Winter 2016): 433-476.