Landscape Views,1854 Sketchbook
Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823-1880)
Pencil and ink on paper
5 7/8 H x 8 5/8 W, 70 pp.
Inscribed on front cover: 1854. Hudson River / White Mts. / Cape Elizabeth etc; Signed: S R Gifford, 483 Broadway, New York, Dec. 1st 1853
Gift of Marian Gifford Johnson Shaw and Mrs. George C. Cummings
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.