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Brazilian Sketchbook and Journal

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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.

Credit Line

Gift of Richard and Susanna Nash


Catalogue Raisonné

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.)

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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


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