This notebook contains a draft introduction to "Gems of Brazil" which would have been written circa 1864, following a trip to Brazil. Heade left Brazil for London in early 1864, where he tried to publish his book, but abandoned the idea and left England in 1865. Entries later in the notebook, including references to "game monopolies" and painting sales, seem related to events in 1881. Only selected pages are displayed here. To view this item online in its entirety, see Series 1, Box 1, Folder 9 of the Martin Johnson Heade papers.
Notebook on Hummingbirds, circa 1864, circa 1881. Martin Johnson Heade papers, 1853-1904. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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