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Sketchbook with 47 Folios

Object Number: 
1918.57
Date: 
1835-36
Medium: 
Graphite on beige paper bound into a sketchbook
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. (22.5 x 29.2 cm)
Inscriptions: 

Various throughout

Description: 

Sketchbook

Gallery Label: 

This sketchbook includes drawings from Durand's September 1835 expedition to Pine Orchard, where the Catskill Mountain House was located, and his visits to the nearby picturesque sites including Kaaterskill Falls. He sketched the falls from the base, looking up to emphasize the height and drama of the water plunging down the rocky gorge. Durand also included the viewing station at the summit, testifying to the popularity of the falls as a destination for visitors to the famous resort hotel nearby.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Nora Durand Woodman
Provenance: 

Descent through the artist's family

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group