William Trost Richards (American, 1833-1905). <em>Sketchbook: Overland Trip to Washington Territory</em>, September 1885. Graphite on white paper, 5 1/16 x 7 5/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edith Ballinger Price, 1993.225.2 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1993.225.2.jpg)

Sketchbook: Overland Trip to Washington Territory

Artist:William Trost Richards

Medium: Graphite on white paper

Dates:September 1885

Dimensions: 5 1/16 x 7 5/8 in.


Accession Number: 1993.225.2

Image: 1993.225.2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Sketchbook of 32 pages of landscape sketches in graphite. Mostly scenes of shorelines and trees. Inside cover: upside down manufacturers stamp in purple ink, "Janentsky & Weber, / ARTISTS' MATERIALS, / 1125 CHESTNUT ST. / Philadelphia" p1, yellow paper. Mathematical calculations. Loose sketch unintelligible p2 River and mountains. Inscribed lower right, "[illegible] Missouri / sept 5 '85" p3 Shepherd with flock in field, trees and mountains in distance. Inscribed lower left, "patches of / gray sage grass" and at bottom center-right, "near [mandan?] / Dakota / Sept 5'" p3 verso to p4 Loose sketch of river and hills, inscribed lower right "Missouri River at / Bismark Sept 5 / 85" p5, Sketch of tree p6 Body of water with mountain rising in background. Inscribed lower right "Mt Baker / Strait of fuca" [Juan de Fuca] p7 Loose sketch of river with steamboat and smaller boat. Inscribed lower center, "Missippi [sic] River / Sept 6' 1885" p8 Loose sketch of river and hills p8 verso - p9 Loose sketch of clove between hills p10 Loose sketch of water, with fallen tree branch laying on shore and hovering over water. p11 Sketch of three trees within marked border/frame p12 blank p13 Creek (?) running through wooded area, grassy meadow, cow grazing p14 blank p15 Panoramic view of expanse of trees, viewed from high up p16 Rocky coastline, turbulent waters p17 Loose sketch of water with sun rising/setting p18 Loose sketch of water/waves crashing p19 Loose sketch of rocks p20 Loose sketch of water, waves p21 Grassy meadow, cows grazing, trees in distance p22 Oriented vertically, grassy meadow on the border of wooded interior p23 Oriented vertically, Sketch of trees p24 Oriented vertically, Sketch of trees p25 Oriented vertically, Sketch of trees p26 Very loose sketch, coastline? p27 Turbulent water, waves p28 Rocky coast with waves p29 Very loose sketch, Rock formation in upper right. Possibly the beginning of a rocky shore p30 Rocky coastline with turbulent water p31 blank p32 Waves/turbulent water, stormy sky

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