Sketchbook with 59 Folios, 10 blank
Inscribed on inner front cover at upper right in graphite: "A.B. Durand / 91 Amity… / New York"; at left: "South Orange / N.J."; at center: "The work of / my Father / ['Property of' by a later hand] Lucy M. Durand Woodman"
Durand filled this pocket sketchbook with careful studies of tree trunks, branches and boulders. He usually worked in an upright format, echoing the vertical thrust of his subjects and sometimes extending his drawing over both pages in order to capture all of the motifs that interested him.
Descent through the artist's family