Samoa, 1890-91 Artist: John La Farge (American, 1835–1910, M.A. (Hon.) 1896)


Graphite drawings throughout; leatherette cover "tablet pocket book" with many colored pages: 73 leaves (at least one torn out), 65 filled


7.1 × 12.065 cm (2 13/16 × 4 3/4 in.) (closed sketchbook)
sheet: 6.35 × 11.748 cm (2 1/2 × 4 5/8 in.) (single page)
sheet: 6.35 × 23.178 cm (2 1/2 × 9 1/8 in.) (open spread)

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Everett V. Meeks, B.A. 1901, Fund

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19th century


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  • Lisa Hodermarsky et al., John La Farge's Second Paradise: Voyages in the South Seas, 1890–1891, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2010), 101, 142n.24, 160–61, 194, 216, no. 57, fig. 79, 118, 139.

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