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Byron and Marianna.
1830-1840
After a work by:After a work by William Drummond
Printer:Printed by D. W. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1830 - 1840
Publisher:Published by D. W. Kellogg & Co. , American, 1830 - 1840
Lithography; printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 12 15/16 x 10 1/16in. (32.9 x 25.6cm) Sheet (height x width): 15 3/4 x 11 7/8in. (40 x 30.2cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: A young man wearing a dressing gown over a shirt with an open neckline is seated at the right. He holds a quill pen in his right hand and is writing on a sheet of paper. Two other sheets of paper, densely covered with writing, are beneath it on a table. Two small covered containers, one of them probably an inkwell, and a small portfolio are also on the table. A young woman is seated at the left, close beside the man on the same upholstered chair or sofa. She wears a dress with a low neckline. Her jewelry includes a double strand pearl necklace and a brooch with a pearl pendant pinned to her sleeve. Her left arm is around the man's neck. Her right hand is on his right arm. Drapery is in the background.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "BYRON AND MARIANNA. / MY DEAR TOM. / I REALLY CANNOT GO ON: THERE IS A PAIR OF BLACK EYES LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER, / SO THAT I MUST TURN AND ANSWER THEM INSTEAD OF YOU.' / Moore's Life of Byron." Lower left, in pencil, "Dra 33 #11-a". On verso, upper left, in black ink, "68143 [crossed out]". Lower left, in pencil, accession number and "Drw 43".
Object Number: 1961.79.3
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