Sam Heed (artist's nephew); Elsie Housley (his daughter); private collection, N.J., about 1981; with Sotheby's, New York, May 27, 1992, lot 13; Charles Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nash, Bloomfield Hills, MI; gift to MFA, December 1997.
Gift of Richard and Susanna Nash
- Martin Johnson Heade, American, 1819–1904
Not in Karolik (1962) cat.
Sketchbook (closed): 16.8 x 11.4 x 1.3cm (6 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1/2in.) Sketchbook (open): 16.8 x 22.9cm (6 5/8 x 9in.)
Medium or Technique
Forty-four page notebook (mostly text) with diary and sketches of birds in pen and ink and graphite, bound in thin black paperboard with red marbelized end papers