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Sketchbook with 43 Folios
Date: 1841
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Medium: Graphite, gouache, and watercolor on various shades of beige and brown paper bound into a sketchbook
Dimensions: Overall: 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (22.2 x 29.8 cm)
Description: Sketchbook
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number: 1932.58
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Inscribed: Inscribed on inner front cover at upper left in graphite: "A.B Durand / Rome March 8th. 1841"; on inner back cover at upper left: " A.B Durand / Rome March 8th. 1841”; on inner back cover at upper left: “amt. paid for Cour…by ABD. / Bill at Capri (Hotel & c) — $5-6 carleni / paid to Boatman… —— 7 - 7. / Extra Bono…to Ditto — 1 - 0 — / Bill at Sorrento (Hotel & c) — 5 ” 6 / fare from Sorto to Naples / & fachini] — 1 ” 4 / 21 — 0” and various mathematical inscriptions

Provenance:

Descent through the artist's family

Bibliography:

Ferber, Linda S. The Hudson River School: Nature and the American Vision. New York: Rizzoli, 2009.

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:

"The American Landscapes of Asher B. Durand (1796-1887)," Fundación Juan March, October 1, 2010-January 9, 2011.