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Series 7 | A Finding Aid to the Isabel Bishop papers, 1914-1983 | Digitized Collection

Isabel Bishop papers, 1914-1983

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Series 7: Artwork, circa 1940s-1970s
0.4 linear feet
Box 2-4, OV 5

Studies and sketches by Isabel Bishop include several intaglio prints of figures walking on the street, numerous small pen sketches for the painting
Subway Scene
, loose sketches of figures, and eight small sketchbooks containing pen and pencil drawings of people and places. Also found is a watercolor sketch of a figure painted on a small gessoed board. At some point a watercolor sketch on paper of a different figure was wrapped around this board; for preservation, these have been separated. The collection also contains a watercolor sketch portrait of a woman on a gessoed board and a "study for nude" watercolor sketch on canvas. This painting has many large tears in the canvas and it was possibly destroyed by Bishop at some point after she painted it. Also found is a pencil drawing of Isabel Bishop by Aaron Bohrod, signed, "To Isabel Bishop with apologies of Aaron Bohrod."
DescriptionContainer
Intaglio Prints, circa 1970s
(See Box 4)
2
25
Watercolor Sketch on Gessoed Board (Small), undated
2
26
Watercolor Sketch on Paper (originally wrapped around board), undated
3 (pam)
1
Watercolor Sketch on Gessoed Board (Large), undated
(See Box 4)
3 (pam)
2
Watercolor Sketch on Gessoed Canvas (Damaged), undated
(See Box 4)
3 (pam)
3
Sketches for "Gum Machine" in the Finished Painting
Subway Scene
, circa 1956
3 (pam)
4
Loose Sketches, circa 1940s-1950s
(See also OV 5)
3 (pam)
5
Sketchbooks, circa 1950s
(3 folders)
3 (pam)
6-8
Drawing of Isabel Bishop by Aaron Bohrod, circa 1950s
3 (pam)
9
Oversize Intaglio Prints, circa 1970s
(See also box 2, folder 25)
4 (sol)
Oversize Watercolor Sketch on Gessoed Board (Large), undated
(See also box 3, folder 2)
4 (sol)
Oversize Watercolor Sketch on Gessoed Canvas (Damaged), undated
(See also box 3, folder 3)
4 (sol)
Oversize Loose Sketches, circa 1940s-1950s
(See also box 3, folder 5)
OV 5

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