Sketchbook, page 17: Dixville Notch, Maine

Sketchbook, page 17: Dixville Notch, Maine

1859

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Sanford Robinson Gifford

(American, 1823-1880)

Graphite

Support: Beige(1) wove paper

Sheet: 13.9 x 24 cm (5 1/2 x 9 7/16 in.); Image: 3.5 x 3.2 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.)

Sundry Purchase Fund 1971.116.n

Location

Description

One of the last major artists of the Hudson River School, Gifford combined grand vistas with remarkable delicacy of execution and attention to the effects of light. One of his masterpieces, A Home in the Wilderness, is on view in gallery 230. This drawing of Dixville Notch in the Adirondack mountains is dated September 6, 1859.

See also
Department: 
Drawings
Type of artwork: 
Bound Volume
Medium: 
Graphite
Credit line: 
Sundry Purchase Fund

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