Sketchbook

1857–1908
Alfred Thompson Bricher (American, 1837–1908)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Leaves: 20.6 x 16.8 cm (8 1/8 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.354

Medium or Technique

Graphite, pen and ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Sketchbooks

Ruled sketchbook, 58 leaves. Inside front cover: pen portrait of a woman identified with an inscription as Daisy M. Bricher. 151 marine studies of the New England coast, many with notes for paintings, usually 2 or 3 to a page, occasionally accompanied by sketches in a less skilled hand, one signed D.M.B. One sketch of a man smoking a pipe. One sketch of two girls with a cat among flowers in front of a house, possibly executed by a child. Recipes of Daisy Maud Bricher, including one for the crust for chicken or meat pie. Bound in brown boards.

Inscription

Inside the front cover, inscribed in ink: A. T. Bricher / 2 West 14th St. / New York City

Provenance

Bequest of Maxim Karolik, Newport; to MFA September 13, 1978

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875