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Emilio Sanchez papers, 1922-2012

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Series 6: Sketches , circa 1940-1979, undated
(boxes 5-6, sols 7-11, OV's 12-22, RD 23-24; 2.9 linear ft.)

This series contains hundreds of original sketches by Sanchez, both loose and in sketchbooks. The sketches are primarily in pencil, but some are in ink and some are colored and include layouts for posters, and several proofs for lithographs. In addition to basic sketches capturing Sanchez's impressions drawn in a variety of locations throughout the world, the development of Sanchez's work on certain subjects is documented more fully in large groups of sketches, such as those of Boston City Hall and of his illustrations for the book Arte del Peru Colonial.
The majority of the sketches are of buildings and of architectural and interior features of buildings, particularly windows and doorways. Additional subjects include landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, flowers and plants, sunsets, and figure drawings. Many of the sketches have notations by Sanchez indicating the location in which they were made or the project they were associated with, and some are dated. Notations may also indicate the medium of artwork, or the name of the individual work, that a sketch was used for.
The series is organized into three subseries:
  • 6.1: Sketchbooks, 1948-1976, undated
  • 6.2: Loose Sketches, circa 1940-1979, undated
  • 6.3: Oversized Loose Sketches, 1945-1979, undated
6.1: Sketchbooks, 1948-1976, undated
Description Container
Becqui Island, Bus Terminal in New York, Sunsets in New York, 1975, undated
(3 books)
5
6
Brazil, 1958
5
7
England, 1948
(2 books)
5
8
Europe, 1948
(4 books)
5
9
Morocco, 1972
(2 books)
5
10
Morocco, 1972
6
1
New York, Studio, 1953
6
2
Puerto Rico, 1963-1964
(6 books)
6
3
Puerto Rico, Saba, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, 1965-1967
(2 books)
6
4
Puerto Rico, San Juan, 1976, undated
(2 books)
6
5
Sunsets in New York, 1975
(2 books)
6
6
Sunsets in New York and Virgin Gorda, Ships, undated
6
7
Vermont, undated
6
8
Unidentified Sketchbooks, undated
(4 books)
6
9
6.2: Loose Sketches, circa 1940-1979, undated
Description Container
Barbados, 1955
7
1
Boats, Ships, 1974, undated
7
2
Bogota, 1969, 1971, undated
7
3
Capri, 1948
7
4
Cartagena, 1970-1971, undated
7
5
Connecticut, circa 1940
7
6
Cuba, 1946-1959, undated
7
7
Cuba, Near Havana, 1948-1959
7
8
Cuba, Teatro Marti, Havana, 1950
7
9
Delaware, 1946, undated
7
10
England, 1948
7
11
Flowers and Plants, 1956-1962, undated
7
12
France, undated
7
13
Grenada, 1953
7
14
Haiti, undated
7
15
Human Figure, 1949, undated
8
1-2
Illustrations for Arte del Peru Colonial, circa 1951
8
3-8
La Rochelle, undated
8
9
Maine, undated
8
10
Massacusetts, undated
8
11
Morocco, 1972, 1978, undated
8
12
New Hampshire, undated
8
13
New Orleans, 1965, 1970, undated
8
14
New York, Brooklyn, 1974-1975
8
15
New York City, State, 1945-1950, 1978, undated
9
1-3
[New York], Fisher's Island, 1963, 1979, undated
9
4
New York, Glen Falls, John Rugge House, undated
9
5
New York, Long Island, undated
9
6
New York, Studio, 1960
9
7-8
New York, Sunsets, 1975
9
9
New York, World Trade Center, 1974-1976
9
10
Pennsylvania, 1950, 1974, undated
9
11
Pennsylvania, Schoolhouse Country Home Near Wanamaker, 1959
9
12
Puerto Rico, 1963-1971, undated
9
13-14
Rhode Island, Tiverton Flower Sketches, 1965
10
1
Rio De Janeiro, 1957
10
2
St. Barthélemy (St. Barts), undated
10
3
St. Maarten, undated
10
4
San Andres, 1971, undated
10
5-6
San Luis, 1971
10
7
South Carolina, Charleston, 1946, undated
10
8
Spain, 1976
10
9
Sunsets, 1976
10
10
Tapestry Designs, 1944, undated
10
11
Texas, 1967, undated
10
12
Texas, Ranch Near Austin, 1959
10
13
U.S. Virgin Islands, undated
10
14
Vermont, undated
11
1
Washington, D.C., undated
11
2
Unidentified Architecture, 1940s-1979, undated
11
3-10
Unidentified Doorways, undated
11
11
Unidentified Interiors, undated
11
12
Unidentified Landscapes and Seascapes, 1955-1976, undated
11
13-14
Unidentified, Miscellaneous, undated
11
15
6.3: Oversized Loose Sketches, 1945-1979, undated
Some of the categories found in this subseries repeat, and overlap with, those found in 6.4 but the sketches are larger and are therefore stored in oversized folders. The final entry in the subseries is out of sequence but has been separated because it represents several sketches of architecture that were too large to store in oversized folders.
Description Container
Boston City Hall Project, Working Sketches, 1969
OV 12-14
Christmas Card Ideas, undated
OV 15
Circus, 1969-1970, undated
OV 15
Cuba, 1950, undated
OV 15
"El Zaguan,", 1968-1971, undated
OV 16
Fabric Design, undated
OV 16
Horizons, undated
OV 16
Illustrations for Arte del Perú Colonial, circa 1951
OV 16
New England, 1945
OV 17
New Orleans, 1968
OV 17
New York City, 1945-1950
OV 17
New York, Long Island, E. F. Hutton House, undated
OV 17
Phipps House, 1965
OV 17
Poster Designs, 1965, 1968, 1978, undated
(includes original working sketch and finished poster for 1978 Sanchez exhibition at Williams College Museum of Art; also #20 of 50 posters for 1968 Sanchez exhibition at Associated American Artists, signed)
OV 18
Puerto Rico, 1964-1965, undated
OV 18
Puerto Rico Landscape Project, circa 1964
OV 18
St. Maarten, 1970
OV 18
Tapestry Designs, 1974
OV 18
Texas, Galveston, 1967, undated
OV 18
Trinidad, 1961
OV 18
Unidentified Architecture, 1950-1977, undated
OV 19-21
Unidentified Doorways, 1965-1979, undated
OV 22
Unidentified, Miscellaneous, 1972, 1979, undated
OV 22
Architecture, Various, circa 1960s-1970s, undated
23
24

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