Sketchbook, English and French Landscape and Coastal Subjects
William Trost Richards
In June 1880, before returning to Newport, Richards made a brief expedition to France. His sketchbook records his impressions while traveling, including this charming study of a picturesque French doorway made, perhaps, at Saint-Cloud, or in Paris.
Graphite on paper
Gift of Edith Ballinger Price
Sketchbook of 86 pages containing landscapes and seascapes in England and France, and studies of boats. Cardboard cover severely damaged.
p1 Small sketch of boat, other scribbles in ink and graphite
p1verso light sketches of boat sails
p3 upside down, Harbor scene with boats, and buildings on shore.
p7 harbor scene, boats with buildings on shore in background.
p7verso View of shore: boats, buildings and trees on shore. Inscribed at center "Near Gravesend / Thames."
p9 scribbles, possibly boat sails
p10verso Three scenes: seascape; seascape with boat; three boats
p12 Three scenes: Seascape with boat in distance; Seascape; Boat
p13 Sketch of boat, seascape. Inscribed at right (below seascape image), "on the [skull?] June 7' 80"
p13verso Loosely sketched forest interior
p15verso harbor scene, boats in foreground, cityscape in background. Inscribed lower left, "[Ant...?] June 7' 80"
p17 Scene on waters edge with trees lining water. Boats and figures on water
p18 View of river with trees on either side, building and bridge in background
p19 scene on the river
p19verso scene on the river
p20 scene on the river; sketch of church steeple at top of page. Inscribed lower center/right, "St [Cloud?]
p21 River scene, boats in foreground, town in background including church steeple. Inscribed at lower center "St Cloud"
p22 River scene
p23 Small river scene at far right of page
p24 Town scene, or view of an estate garden with town/buildings in background.
p25 Beautiful sketch of city street, with entrance to cathedral at right.
p26 Sketch of building entranceway/front steps
p28verso, small sketch of roof
p29 Scene of docked boats and buildings/city street in background
p29verso small sketch of building on shore
p30 harbor scene, two boats, inscribed at upper right, "[S......?] June 24' 80"
p31 single line, unknown subject
p32 rocks in water, possibly loosely sketched figures
p33 Hills leading to shoreline
p34 Hill with coastline in background. Inscribed lower center, "The [downs?] Isle of Wight / June 25 1880"
p35 Light sketch of coastal cliffs
p36 Coastal cliffs. Inscribed lower right, "[alumboy?] June 25 1880"
p37 oriented vertically, Coastal cliffs
p38 Coastal cliffs, birds
p39 unknown subject
p40 Coastal cliffs, cave, some boats on water. Inscribed lower right, "[Savatory?] Bay"
p41 Coastal cliff
p42 Coastal cliffs
p43 Light sketch of coastal cliffs, possibly a boat in foreground
p44 Coastal cliffs, town on shoreline. Inscribed lower right, "[Shawklii?]"
p45 town on coast, inscribed lower right, "[Shawklii chime?]"
p56 Town on coast, inscribed lower center/right, "Beade [al' Shawklii?] / I. of W. [Isle of Wight]"
p47 small sketch at far right of coast
p48 panoramic landscape with castle in background. Inscribed lower right, "[cornbrooke?] Castle."
p49 Forest interior. Inscribed lower right, "June 29' 1880"
p50 Forest interior, seated man reading.
p50verso loose study of chickens
p51 Field with animals and figures, house in background, surrounded by trees.
p52 Forest interior, house in background
p53 Forest and fields, figures at left?
p54 Loose sketch of field, trees in background
p56 Two sketches, both forest interiors
p57 Trees and field, fence
p59 architectural study
p60 Field and trees
p61 [Page Excised, inserted here] oriented vertically, forest interior
p62 Loose sketch, scribbled, of trees
p63 Panorama of field with figure, trees and buildings, town in background, coastline.
p64 small sketch of landscape at far right, continuation from previous page
p64verso-p65 panoramic landscape of field, trees, coastline
p68 Loose sketch of hills leading to shoreline
p69 coastal scene
p69verso, study of sky?
p70verso Coastal scene, boats
p71 water at lower left, continuation of p70verso
p72 sky study
p73 sky study
p74 study of figures
p75 study of plants/branches/flowers
p76 Street scene with homes and cathedral and figures. Inscribed lower left, "[Freshwater district?] / Sept 18' 1880"
p81 landscape, field/hill and trees
p82 loosely sketched landscape
p86 Partially torn, coastal scene
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William Trost Richards (American, 1833-1905). Sketchbook, English and French Landscape and Coastal Subjects, 1880. Graphite on paper, 3 15/16 x 6 7/8 in. (10 x 17.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edith Ballinger Price, 75.15.15 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 75.15.15.jpg)
overall, 75.15.15.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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