Commonplace Book : 1 v. : handwritten, ill. ; 22 x 19 cm.
Notebook of painting instructions presented to E[dward] A[ugustus] Brackett by his friend, Decrivage, signed and dated "Boston, Nov. 10, 1845". Notebook covers such topics as drawing from nature, perspective, shadows, head and figure painting, and proportions of figures. Sketches of the primary palette and of the head are also included. Only selected pages have been scanned.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560