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Sketchbook of Figure and Landscape Subjects

Artist:
Francis William Edmonds (American, Hudson, New York 1806–1863 Bronxville, New York)
Date:
ca. 1838 and later
Medium:
Drawings in graphite and pen and brown ink on off-white wove paper, bound in marbled paper with leather spine and corners
Dimensions:
Cover: 6 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (16.8 x 21 cm) Sheets: 6 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (16.8 x 21 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Sheila and Richard J. Schwartz Fund, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.196.3
Not on view
The execution of sketches and studies was a crucial part of Edmonds’s creative process. Many of his drawings exist as independent works--apparently never taken further--but many others represent an initial step in his conception for paintings. This sketchbook, which he began about 1838, includes both types of drawings of a variety of subjects.
Inscription: [supplier's sticker affixed inside front cover at upper right]: J.B. Jansen,/ Bookseller & Stationer;/ No. 158 Nassau Street; [along top edge at left center]: I # 44121
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