Sketchbook

1845–55
John La Farge (American, 1835–1910)


Dimensions

Each sheet: 12.4 x 20 cm (4 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3

Medium or Technique

Sketchbook, twenty-four sketches in graphite, some heightened with white chalk, with landscape studies, marines, livestock, and figure studies

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Sketchbooks

Sketchbook, thirty leaves of cream wove paper (interspersed with nine sheets of colored papers in blue, brown, and tan), gilt edges, no cover. First leaf dated 1845; four marines dated 1846; “Glen Cove” dated 1847; landscape studies and one finsihed portrait of a man dated 1855

Inscription

Recto, first leaf, stamped in black ink: J. La Farge; in pen and brown ink "Reçu le 25. Decembre 1845"

Provenance

J. C. S. Taber (Newton Highlands, Massachusetts); his gift to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: January 2, 1913)

Credit Line

Gift of J. C. S. Taber