Brazilian Sketchbook and Journal

1865
Martin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Sketchbook (closed): 16.8 x 11.4 x 1.3cm (6 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1/2in.) Sketchbook (open): 16.8 x 22.9cm (6 5/8 x 9in.)

Accession Number

1997.296

Medium or Technique

Notebook with manuscript and sketches in pen and ink and graphite

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Sketchbooks

Forty-four page ruled notebook (mostly text) with diary and sketches of birds; black paperboard binding with red, marbelized endpapers; backstrip missing.

Provenance

Sam Heed (artist's nephew); Elsie Housley (his daughter); private collection, N.J., about 1981; with Sotheby's, New York, May 27, 1992, lot 13; Charles Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nash, Bloomfield Hills, MI; gift to MFA, December 1997.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Susanna Nash