Sketchbook, John Bryant Jr. (d. 1847)
Small landscape-format sketchbook containing approximately forty drawings, mostly pen and ink or pencil, but a few done in gouache made during a trip to Europe c. 1832, many sketches loose, sewing structure perished, 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in., some drawings slightly larger; Bryant was the son of the Boston shipping magnate of the same name, owner of Bryant and Sturgis.
[and] John Smith's The Art of Painting in Oil, London: for Hawes, Clarke, and Collins, 1769, 12mo, ex libris Robert Treat Paine (1731-1814), with his signature (dated 1772) on the title page, stab sewn, untrimmed, A-E12; 6 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (2)
Provenance: Estate of Charles Paine Fisher.
N.B. John Bryant Jr.'s only surviving child, Julia (1847-1901), married Robert Treat Paine's great grandson, Charles Jackson Paine (1833-1916).
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