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[Sketchbook during New England summer excursion, July-August 1882]
Sketchbook containing predominantly life studies of animals in pencil, often composed as montages. Animals depicted include cows, dogs, chickens, and cats. Images include studies of heads, bodies, hooves, and joints, as well as full-length depictions, primarily cows, while grazing, wading in water, and lying in the grass. Other sketches show human figures, including probably Emily and Charles Moran; landscapes, including a panorama containing a factory; tree and flower studies; and a scene captioned "Destruction of Schenectedy by French & Indians. Attack at night. Cold and snow on the ground" bordered by a view of a couple seated on a bench near a lake. Also contains a small number of pasted in scraps containing studies of sheep, cows, and a landscape., Front outside cover inscribed: Moran., Some images include inscriptions, often illegible., Inside front cover inscribed: P. Moran, 1322 Jefferson St., Philadelphia, Penna.; 100 [Drawing?] Label for “A.A. Walker & Co., Importing Artist Colormen, 538 Washington St., Boston., Label pasted on inside front cover: A.A. Walker & Co., Importing Artist Colormen, 538 Washington St., Boston., Contains one dated sketch. Dated "Aug 29/82" and shows a landscape, including a pond., Cataloging funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (PW-506-19-10), 2010-2012., See David Gilmore Wright, Domestic and wild: Peter Moran's images of America (Baltimore: Creo Press, 2010), vol. 1, 45, 71.