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Sketchbook of 1837–38

George Peter Alexander Healy (American, 1813–1894)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 355


Album: 27.8 x 22.6 cm (10 15/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite; 12 studies on various colored leaves, 22 sketches on white paper mounted down; bound in imitation stamped black leather, moire end papers

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Portrait studies, sketches from life, copies after old masters; several landscapes and studies for Franklin at thte Court of Louis XVI. Many blank leaves.


Inscribed on fly leaf in graphite: Rue de Grenelle faubourg St. Germani No 121.; in pen and ink: Rechid bey Ambassadeur de la Sublime Porte Paaris. / Arabic inscription.
A few drawings dated 1837, 1838, and notes.


Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I. by January 1960; his Gift to MFA May 10, 1961

Credit Line

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