Sketchbook of New York State and New Brunswick

1840–50
John William Martens (American (born in London, England), 1794–1864)


Dimensions

16.8 x 25.4 cm (6 5/8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

1985.962

Medium or Technique

Graphite, brush and brown wash and watercolor on paper in bound notebook

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Sketchbooks

47 leaves and 3 loose inserts. Brown leather, stamped and gilded.

Inscription

Subjects depicted include: Mohowk River at Little Falls, N. Y.; Erie Canal; Trenton Falls; Black River Falls; Constableville, Lewis County, N. Y.: Frederickton and St. John's River; New Bruswick; Greenwood Cemetary; Col. Munroe's House, Manhattan; Mt. Pleasant House, Lake Mohegan, N. Y. on leaf 32 signed by John W. Martens.

Provenance

Conrad Martens, Brevard, NC (great-grandson of artist); gift to MFA, December 1985.

Credit Line

Gift of Conrad Martens