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Sketchbook, Marines and Landscapes

William Trost Richards

American Art

Occasionally, Richards used pen and ink to create remarkable little sketches. In these drawings, he modeled his delicately outlined forms with skillful hatching and cross-hatching, linear techniques for shading and modeling learned early in his career as an illustrator. This pastoral vista is probably a view of Newport or neighboring Jamestown.
MEDIUM Pencil or ink on paper
DATES ca. 1890
DIMENSIONS 5 x 6 15/16 in. (12.7 x 17.6 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Edith Ballinger Price
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Sketchbook containing 35 pages. 22 pages contain sketches, mostly coastal or water scenes, in black ink unless otherwise noted. Round manufacturer's sticker on inside front cover, lower right: "Frost & Adams / Artists' Materials, / 37 Cornhill, / Boston." p1 Blank p2 Waterside scene with two sailboats p3 Coastal scene on a beach p4 Rocky coastal scene p5 Figure walking along a path through rocky and grassy landscape, possibly a coastline in the background p6 View of the ocean p7 View of the ocean p8 Field with hay bale p9 Trees lining a riverbank with grassy fields on either side p10 Rocky coastal scene p11 Rocky coastal scene p12 Hillside with sheep and trees; a coast lin in the background p13 Coastal scene on a beach p14 Rocky coastal scene p15 View of the ocean p16 View of the ocean p17 Rocky coastal scene p18 View of the ocean p19 Rocky coastal scene p20 View of the ocean p21 Gray ink - view of the ocean with coastline in distance p22 Graphite - Rocky coastal scene p23 Graphite - Rocky coastal scene Remainder are blank pages Inscribed in graphite, artist's hand (?), inside back cover, upper right (mathematical calculations?): "24:6[2?] / 32 / 192 / 16 / 24208 8 / 202 / 1 / 16"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION William Trost Richards (American, 1833–1905). Sketchbook, Marines and Landscapes, ca. 1890. Pencil or ink on paper, 5 x 6 15/16 in. (12.7 x 17.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edith Ballinger Price, 75.15.4 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 75.15.4.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 75.15.4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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