Lake Como, May 3, 1869 (verso, from sketchbook)
- Jervis McEntee (American, Rondout, New York 1828–1891 Rondout, New York)
- Graphite, white gouache, on blue paper
- 4 1/2 x 9 in. (11.4 x 22.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Morris K. Jesup Fund, 1982
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McEntee studied landscape painting with Frederic Edwin Church (1826–1900) and had close ties with many of the artists of the Hudson River School. In 1868–69, he traveled to England, France, Italy, and Belgium. This small, portable sketchbook contains drawings made in the Roman Campagna and the Italian Lake District. As in this drawing of Lake Como, McEntee often spread his compositions across both sheets of his open sketchbook to record broad panoramic vistas.