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William Louis Sonntag sketchbook, 1869-1870

Creator:
Sonntag, William Louis, 1822-1900
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 item (on partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
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.
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.
Citation:
William Louis Sonntag sketchbook, 1869-1870. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 3894 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Landscape painter.
Provenance:
The mother of donor Stephen Gelman bought this scrapbook in a used bookstore in Upstate New York, c. 1955.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Drawings
Landscape painters
Sketchbooks
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7102
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209235
AAA_collcode_sonnwill
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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