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Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-2011, bulk 1911-1960

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Series 8: Sketchbooks , 1911- circa 1922
0.4 Linear feet
Box 13

There are eight sketchbooks containing figure studies, landscapes, and notes. One undated volume contains mainly costume sketches and handwritten notes. One sketchbook contains scenes from Yosemite National Park from 1912. Three of the sketchbooks appear to be from a continuous period of travel in Europe in 1912 and 1913, with sketches from Italy, France, and England, many identified and dated. A sketchbook labeled "Art Students League" contains mainly theatrical and costume studies, some with actors and performances identified from 1912-1913. A Sketchbook labeled "Fort Mason, San Francisco" also contains theatrical studies and notes on art techniques. The latest sketchbook is labeled "Navy Dept." and contains portraits of Navy personnel, presumably from Meière's time in the service, and other figure studies. Also found are notes in another hand, transcribing identifications from within the sketchbooks' pages.
Additional drawings and ephemera found in the pages of the sketchbooks have been removed and filed alongside the sketchbook in which they were found. Additional drawings by Meière are found in the illustrated letters of Seres 2, Correspondence.
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Sketchbook, circa 1911-1922
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16
Yosemite, 1911-1912
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17
Italy, 1911-1912
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18
Italy, 1912
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19
Italy, France, and London, 1912
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"Art Students League", 1912-1913
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"Fort Mason, San Francisco", 1913
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"Navy Department", circa 1918-1922
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23

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