Nineteen 8-1/2 x 12 in. notebook graphite sketches, signed “E.A. Abbey” or some variation, mounted on album leaves, original notebook covers (inscribed “My Booke. E.A. Abbey”) tipped in. In addtion, 5 vintage silver print photographs of the Elmwood playground and its Peace Monument and Abbey Thom Kissel at the statue’s dedication ceremony. Edwin A. Abbey Sketchbook. Bound in full pigskin, rebacked, some edgwear to boards. Light dampstain to mounts, just touching a few album leaves, some leaves damaged at corners. In custom clamshell box. Item #100481
Extracts from an early Edwin Abbey sketchbook, containing 19 pencil sketches signed by Abbey. Some are rudimentary sketches of trees and shrubs, others detailed, complete drawings of landscapes and houses This album was given to Abbey Thom Kissel from his grand-uncle Alden Freeman, in appreciation for his help in the dedication of the Elmwood Playground, with a full-page dedication inscribed, “Alden Freeman. East Orange, New Jersey, Columbus Day, 1921." “These early sketches made by your famous kinsman, Edwin Austin Abbey, foremost among American mural painters and whose name you bear …”.
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