Sketchbook 1

1816
Alvan Fisher (American, 1792–1863)


Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.

Dimensions

Binding boards: 14.7 x 18.2 cm (5 13/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1978.360

Medium or Technique

Graphite, pen and ink, pastel, and brush and wash on laid paper leaves Bound in boards

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Sketchbooks

106 leaves with drawings, some blank. Mostly studies, many of horses. Back of the book contains “Catalogue of paintings and their subjects and to whom they were sold. Previous to August 1815” and “from August 1815/Painted in Boston.”

Inscription

On flyleaf in pen and brown ink: Alvin (sic.) Fisher

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