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Artist's Sketchbook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0536

Scope and Contents

This artist's sketchbook documents an unidentified English artist’s tour of Europe in 1857 and contains watercolors and pencil sketches accompanied by descriptions of the scenes depicted. The spine of the sketchbook has partially disintegrated, causing some of the pages to come loose. According to the hand-lettered title page, in which the artist identifies himself only as “Our Own Correspondent,” this sketchbook comprises part one of three parts, covering the first leg of his tour from London to Linz, Austria. It is apparently unfinished, with watercolors and carefully penned descriptions filling roughly the first half of the sketchbook and the second half confined to spare pencil sketches and brief notations. The watercolors chiefly depict scenes along the Rhine and around Lake Constance. The pencil sketches and a few of the watercolors depict views along the Danube from Kelheim to Linz. There are also a few self-portraits of the artist, showing him in the Louvre, trying to observe the Alps through a telescope, and wearing his travelling attire.

Dates

  • 1857

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials are in the public domain. However, the nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Extent

0.20 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Source of Acquisition

Unknown

Accruals and Additions

9999-205

Title
Artist's Sketchbook
Status
Completed
Author
Adam Burkhart
Date
01/01/2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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