Sketchbook with 50 Folios
Inscribed on inner front cover at upper right in graphite: "Made for me by Meyer / Lucerne Sep. 15th 1840 / Price 9 1/2 Franks / A.B.D."; on inner back cover 1983 label describing stabilization/conservation treatment
The sketchbook was custom made in Lucerne. In Durand's Journal (NYPL) of the first part of his European trip for the first part of his European trip on p. 138 (frame 70 in the microfilm) on Monday, 14 September 1840, he notes:"...gave orders for a new sketchbook." It was made to accommodate the fabulous, sometimes panoramic, views of Swiss sites and the Alps in this sketchbook. Inside cover inscribed at upper right in graphite: "Made for me by Meyer / Lucerne Setp. 15th 1840 / Price 9 1/2 Franks / A.B.D."
Descent through the artist's family