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Sketchbook

Catalogue Description:
Bound sketchbook of 40 leaves (blue and some cream and beige paper) containing 31 landscape drawings of Italian, New York, and New Hampshire subjects; book bound with cardboard covers covered in marbleized paper with leather spine. Inside Front Cover: Acquisition information inscribed in ink "Accession No. 1275 June 30/16 / Geo. H. Hall's sketchbook / Gift of Miss J. Brownscombe" [Museum numbered recto and verso pages successively, in graphite upper corner. All drawings in graphite and white wash, and on blue paper unless otherwise noted] P. 1: Cream paper. Two female heads in graphite only, signed at top of page "Geo. H. Hall, Roma, April 10th. 1852." and inscribed upper left "806 Broadway. / New York." P. 3: Landscape with tower and artist, illegible inscriptions (smudged) at lower left. P. 5: Landscape, inscribed lower left "Tivoli, Apr. 16th. '52" P. 7: Landscape with waterfall, inscribed lower left "Tivoli, Apr. 16th. '52" P. 9: Landscape with waterfall, vertical orientation, inscribed lower right "Tivoli 17 Apr. '52" P. 11: Landscape, inscribed lower left, "Subiaco, Apr. 19. '52" P. 13: Beige paper. Plant study in graphite only, inscribed at lower left "Hollyhock. / Fishkill. July '54" P. 15: Landscape with town, inscribed lower left "Subiaco, Apr. 19. '52" P. 17: Landscape with hilltop town, inscribed lower left "Olevano Apr 21. '52" P. 19: Beige paper. Blank P. 21: Beige paper. Close up of boulders and stream, inscribed lower right, "Sligo, near Conway / Aug. 27. '59" P. 23: Mountains, inscribed lower left "Olevano Apr. 21. '52" P. 25: Panoramic landscape with town, inscribed lower right "Palestrina. Apr. 22nd. '52" P. 27: View of town across lake, inscribed lower right "Nemi. Apr. 24. '52 / Lake Nemi" P. 29: View of hilltop town, inscribed lower left, "Genzano, Apr. 24. '52 / Lake Nemi" P. 31: Panoramic view of town, inscribed lower right "Sorrento. May 18th. '52" P. 33: View of rocks and sea, inscribed lower left "Capri, May 27 '52" P. 35: Beige paper. View of rocks and sea, inscribed lower right "Capri, May 27 '52" P. 37: Beige paper. Blank P. 39: Landscape, inscribed lower left "Butter Hill. / Fishkill July 12 '54" P. 41: Landscape, inscribed lower left "Lennox / Aug 18. '54" P. 43: Trees in landscape, inscribed lower center "Lennox Aug. 19. '54" P. 45: Panoramic landscape with town, inscribed lower right "Fishkill Mountains / from Newburgh. / July 6th. 1856" P. 47: Landscape with waterfall, inscribed lower right "Kauterskill Clove / July 29. '56" P. 49: Landscape with trees, inscribed lower right "Kauterskill Clove / July 30. '56" P. 51: Waterfall, vertically oriented, inscribed lower right "Catskill Fall. / July 28th. 1858" P.53: Woodland interior with creek, inscribed lower left "Catskill fall / Clove July 28th. 1858" P. 55: Beige paper. Boulder, inscribed lower right "Sligo. / near Conway / Aug. 27. '59" P. 57: Landscape, inscribed lower right "Sligo near Conway. Aug. 27. '59" P. 59: Landscape, inscribed lower right "Kearsage [Kearsarge], from Sligo. Aug. 27. '59" P. 61: River with rocky banks and waterfall, inscribed lower right "Hall Fall. / Swift River. / Sept. 1st. '59" P. 63: Houses in mountains, inscribed lower right "Palenville Sept. 5. 1971" P. 65: Trees in mountains, inscribed lower right "Palenville / Oct. 6. 1893"


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