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William Louis Sonntag sketchbook, 1869-1870

Sonntag, William Louis, 1822-1900

Painter, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 Item, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: 36 sketches, including 20 bound ink and pencil drawings by Sonntag, many of them titled, signed, and dated. Sketches are landscape views of White Mountain scenery near Shelburne, N.H., where Sonntag summered for much of his life. Other bound pencil drawings in the sketchbook are by a decidedly amateur hand and signed "J H Lauder Aug. 1935." Tucked in the front of the sketchbook are 15 loose pencil drawings of coastal views by an unidentified amateur artist, perhaps by Phil H. Holmes of Gardenia, Maine.

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape painter.


The mother of donor Stephen Gelman bought this scrapbook in a used bookstore in Upstate New York, c. 1955.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3894 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

William Louis Sonntag sketchbook, 1869-1870. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.