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Homer Dodge Martin

American Art

From the outset of his career, Martin habitually spent his summers on outdoor sketching excursions to sites favored by Hudson River School artists. In these two drawings, he skillfully used crayon to articulate not only the basic forms but also the textural and tonal variations of his landscape subjects. Look closely at Trees to see the secondary image of a distant panorama drawn across the top of the sheet, which has been torn from a sketchbook.
MEDIUM Black crayon and graphite on cream, moderately thick, smooth wove paper
DATES n.d.
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 13 1/16 x 7 1/4 in. (33.2 x 18.4 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William A. Putnam
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Secondary drawing of panoramic landscape across top of sheet; sheet torn from sketchbook along top
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Homer Dodge Martin (American, 1836-1897). Trees, n.d. Black crayon and graphite on cream, moderately thick, smooth wove paper, Sheet: 13 1/16 x 7 1/4 in. (33.2 x 18.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William A. Putnam, 36.488 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 36.488_PS1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 36.488_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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