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Frank and Elizabeth Boott Duveneck papers, 1851-1972, bulk 1851-1919

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Series 5: Sketchbooks and Sketches , circa 1855-1886
(Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

This series contains four sketchbooks and a group of loose sketches by Elizabeth Boott and three sketchbooks by Frank Duveneck. Elizabeth's sketches include examples of juvenilia as well as mature works. The earliest works include pencil and watercolor profile portraits of intimates of their American circle of friends including Nathanial Hawthorne and Robert Browning as well as a pair of charming self-portraits. Later sketchbooks include figure studies, landscapes and genre scenes executed in pencil, charcoal, conté crayon, and watercolor. Frank Duveneck's sketchbooks contain pencil studies of figures, architecture, landscapes, as well as compositions studies. The smallest sketchbooks includes pencil sketches of Venice that, although much looser in style, recall the artists' monotypes and etchings of the 1880s.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Elizabeth Boott Duveneck Sketchbook, 1855-1856
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Loose Portraits from Elizabeth Boott Duveneck Sketchbooks, circa 1857-1858
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Elizabeth Boott Duveneck Sketchbook, 1865
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Elizabeth Boott Duveneck Sketchbook, 1885-1886
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Elizabeth Boott Duveneck Sketchbook, probably 1885-1886
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Frank Duveneck Sketchbook, probably 1870s
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Frank Duveneck Sketchbook, probably 1880s
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Frank Duveneck Sketchbook, undated
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