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Sketchbook with 50 Folios

Object Number: 
X.486
Date: 
1840-41
Medium: 
Graphite on beige paper bound into a sketchbook
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 5/8 x 18 in. (29.5 x 45.7 cm)
Inscriptions: 

Inscribed on inner front cover at upper right in graphite: "Made for me by Meyer / Lucerne Sep. 15th 1840 / Price 9 1/2 Franks / A.B.D."; on inner back cover 1983 label describing stabilization/conservation treatment

Description: 

Sketchbook

Gallery Label: 

The sketchbook was custom made in Lucerne. In Durand's Journal (NYPL) of the first part of his European trip for the first part of his European trip on p. 138 (frame 70 in the microfilm) on Monday, 14 September 1840, he notes:"...gave orders for a new sketchbook." It was made to accommodate the fabulous, sometimes panoramic, views of Swiss sites and the Alps in this sketchbook. Inside cover inscribed at upper right in graphite: "Made for me by Meyer / Lucerne Setp. 15th 1840 / Price 9 1/2 Franks / A.B.D."

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