Sketch book cover
Overall: 10 1/8 x 7 1/16 in. (25.7 x 17.9 cm)
Writing, in pencil, on cover: "1873" repeated many times; also "1890"; "1840"; phrase in German "Das ich Ka__"
Layered paper sheets attached to cardboard forming its structure. Outside layered with sheet of blue marbled paper, covered brown paper with handwriting in pencil and water damage. Rectangular label with geometric border. Label: IMPROVED/SOLID SKETCH BOOK./[in cent inside roundel] GOUPIL'S BROADWAY, N.Y./[to left of roundel] Manufacturer of/ARTISTS"/MATERIALS./[to right of roundel] Importer of/WORKS OF ART./[below] This Sketch Book consists of a number of sheets of paper, compressed so as to form an apparent solid substance, each sheet of which can be separated by the introduction of a pen-knife at the space left on the edge of the book, and passing it round, care being taken to insert the knife beneath one leaf at a time."
According to the accession records, this tabouret was used by Asher B. Durand, an artist and engraver best known for his Hudson River school paintings.
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
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