Sketchbook with 44 Folios, 14 blank
Inscribed on inner front cover at upper left in graphite: "A.B.Durand"
This 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