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Brooks collection of sketches [graphic] : sketches and watercolors /
BANC PIC 1964.058--fALB V. 2-4; BANC PIC 1964.058--fALB V. 1; BANC PIC 1964.058--fALB; BANC PIC 1964.058--fALB
Collection Overview

Title:

Brooks collection of sketches: sketches and watercolors

Creator/Contributor:

Moody, Edwin.

Creator/Contributor:

Brooks, B. S. (Benjamin Sherman), 1820?-1884

Creator/Contributor:

Brooks, William, fl. 1903

Creator/Contributor:

Doré, Gustave, 1832-1883

Abstract:

Includes pencil sketches, ink sketches, and watercolors primarily depicting San Francisco and California coastal views. Numerous sketches of sailing and maritime subjects are included. Other locations depicted include Gloucester, Mass., Chesapeake Bay, Valpara#iso, Cape Horn, and the Hawaiian Islands.

Date:

ca. 1858-1910 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca -- n-us-hi
Sailboats -- Pictorial works
Sailing ships -- Pictorial works
Voyages to the Pacific coast -- Pictorial works
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Hawaii -- Pictorial works
Valparaíso (Chile) -- Pictorial works
Horn, Cape (Chile) -- Pictorial works

Note:

by William Brooks, Benjamin Sherman Brooks, and Edwin Moody.
Most items unsigned. Some clearly signed "EM" for Edwin Moody, or "WB" for William Brooks. Others are in sketchbooks of William Brooks. Brook's stamp of ownership appears on many items apparently by Moody. In many cases it is unclear which drawings are by Moody and which are by Benjamin or William Brooks. Further confusion results from that fact that at least one drawing is signed as "after EM", possibly indicating that Brooks copied Moody drawings.
Volume 4 contains Edwin Moody sketches, and others are among the loose drawings shelved in oversize boxes.
Series of three sketches signed "G. Dore" (v.1, p.48)
COLLECTION STORED IN PART OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED COLLECTION. Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.

Type:

graphic
Drawings.
Watercolors.
Sketchbooks.
Marines (Visual works)

Physical Description:

graphic
drawing
painting
4 sketchbooks and dismounted sketches (ca. 550 drawings) : various media ; 37 x 51 cm. or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1964.058--fALB V. 2-4
BANC PIC 1964.058--fALB V. 1
BANC PIC 1964.058--fALB
BANC PIC 1964.058--fALB

Origin:

United States

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED IN PART OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED COLLECTION. Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.