Sketchbook, Marines and Landscapes
William Trost Richards
Occasionally, Richards used pen and ink to create remarkable little sketches. In these drawings, he modeled his delicately outlined forms with skillful hatching and cross-hatching, linear techniques for shading and modeling learned early in his career as an illustrator. This pastoral vista is probably a view of Newport or neighboring Jamestown.
Pencil or ink on paper
5 x 6 15/16 in. (12.7 x 17.6 cm)
Gift of Edith Ballinger Price
Sketchbook containing 35 pages. 22 pages contain sketches, mostly coastal or water scenes, in black ink unless otherwise noted.
Round manufacturer's sticker on inside front cover, lower right: "Frost & Adams / Artists' Materials, / 37 Cornhill, / Boston."
p2 Waterside scene with two sailboats
p3 Coastal scene on a beach
p4 Rocky coastal scene
p5 Figure walking along a path through rocky and grassy landscape, possibly a coastline in the background
p6 View of the ocean
p7 View of the ocean
p8 Field with hay bale
p9 Trees lining a riverbank with grassy fields on either side
p10 Rocky coastal scene
p11 Rocky coastal scene
p12 Hillside with sheep and trees; a coast lin in the background
p13 Coastal scene on a beach
p14 Rocky coastal scene
p15 View of the ocean
p16 View of the ocean
p17 Rocky coastal scene
p18 View of the ocean
p19 Rocky coastal scene
p20 View of the ocean
p21 Gray ink - view of the ocean with coastline in distance
p22 Graphite - Rocky coastal scene
p23 Graphite - Rocky coastal scene
Remainder are blank pages
Inscribed in graphite, artist's hand (?), inside back cover, upper right (mathematical calculations?): "24:6[2?] / 32 / 192 / 16 / 24208 8 / 202 / 1 / 16"
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