This sketchbook contains several studies for the background of the artist's 1838 Salon entry "St. Peter Healing a Cripple", now in the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, as well as copies after paintings or prints, including Ingres's "Odalisque".
Chiefly pen and black ink, some black and white chalk, on white and brown wove paper.
Binding: 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches (111 x 147 mm); leaves: 4 3/16 x 5 5/8 inches (107 x 141 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Carl Stern.
Jacques Fischer and Chantal Kiener, Paris.