Sketchbook

1800–99
G. M. Root (American, 19th century)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Binding: 23.3 x 30.5 x 1 cm (9 3/16 x 12 x 3/8 in.) Sheets: 22.8 x 30.3 cm (9 x 11 15/16 in.) Watercolor: 16.8 x 21.9 cm (6 5/8 x 8 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.372

Medium or Technique

Sketchbook, 30 leaves; graphite sketches, one loose watercolor on paper, and one loose circular pen and ink on paper award of merit, bound in black cloth

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Sketchbooks

31 Studies of “Long Eddy, NY,” “The Moffet, Middletown, NY,” “South Norwalk, CT,” “Great Kills, S.I.,” “Pawling N.Y.,” “Berkshire Hills,” “Lake Gleneida,” “Carmel, N.Y.,” and others.

Inscription

Inscribed on flyleaf in graphite: G.M. ROOT.
Pages are numbered in graphite, and each drawing is titled below.
Inscribed on verso of watercolor in pen and ink: Mr. (?) J.G. Adams
Inscribed on circular award of merit in pen and ink: to Miss H. Wright, June 21, 1824.

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