Landscape Views,1854 Sketchbook

Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)
Date: c. 1854
Medium: Pencil and ink on paper
Dimensions: 5 7/8 H x 8 5/8 W, 70 pp.
Inscription: Inscribed on front cover: 1854. Hudson River / White Mts. / Cape Elizabeth etc; Signed: S R Gifford, 483 Broadway, New York, Dec. 1st 1853
Credit: Gift of Marian Gifford Johnson Shaw and Mrs. George C. Cummings
Accession Number: 1966.13.2
Comments: This sketchbook was begun just before Gifford established himself as a leading member of the second generation of Hudson River school painters. Like his colleagues, Gifford spend summers in the countryside, gathering raw material in his sketchbooks for paintings he would execute later in his New York City studio.