Sketchbook, 45 Folios, 8 blank
Graphite on paper
Overall: 4 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. ( 12.4 x 19.7 cm ) with accessory: 5 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. ( 13.3 x 20.6 cm )
inscriptions: inside flyleaf: "J.P. Rossiter/10 Place Vendome Paris"
First page inscribed in graphite: "T. P. Rossiter / 10 Place Vendome Paris"
Sketchbook includes portraits, figure studies, and landscapes, many of which are unidentified and undated. It also includes the sketch for "Joan of Arc in Prison," which is dated February 23, 1854. The finished oil (S-238), also in the Society's collection, was purchased by Robert L. Stuart on December 20, 1859 at a sale of Rossiter's pictures held in the rooms of the National Academy in New York
Gift of Mrs. William F. Bevan, granddaughter of the artist
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.