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Byron and Marianna.
1845-1846
After a work by:After a work by William Drummond
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by Kelloggs & Thayer , American, 1846 - 1847
Publisher:Published by D. Needham , American, 1808 - 1888
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 11 3/4 x 9 3/8in. (29.8 x 23.8cm) Sheet (height x width): 14 1/4 x 10 5/8in. (36.2 x 27cm)
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 & 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" / Moores Life of Byron." On verso, in pencil: upper left, large, unreadable signature; lower right, accession number.
Object Number: 1994.13.0
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