08. Artists' Sketchbooks and Diaries
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Small sketchbook (7.5 in. x 4.5 in) containing approximately 40 sketches, mainly executed in charcoal, of landscapes, figures, and animals. Handwritten letter attached to the inside cover from A. Preyer, dated April 9, 1921, addressed to Helen Clay Frick, regarding his gift of the sketchbook to her.
Small sketchbook (approximately 9 in. x 6 in.) containing approximately 25 pencil drawings of mainly houses, sailboats, and lighthouses in Indiana or Massachusetts. The drawings were executed by William E. Clarke, a well-known organist in Massachusetts, and his brother, Lynn Winthrop Clarke (1877-1932), a judge, when they were young.
Two small sketchbooks, approximately 7 in. x 4 in.
Volume one is a small sketchbook containing approximately 30 pencil drawings of lake and mountain landscapes and structures in the Swiss Alps, many with captions, along with some drawings of Parisian figures at the end.
Volume two is a small sketchbook containing approximately 35 pencil sketches of landscapes, figures, and botanical objects, and one page of musical notation.