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Which Will You Marry?
1855-1856
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 11 3/4 x 8 1/2in. (29.8 x 21.6cm) Sheet (height x width): 14 x 10in. (35.6 x 25.4cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: Three-quarter-length portrait of two young women seated side by side with their arms around each other. Both wear similar dresses trimmed with eyelet lace. The woman at the left wears a shawl and holds a small bouquet of flowers, including roses. She wears a rose in her hair. The other woman wears a wreath of flowers and leaves. Drapery with a scroll pattern is in the left background. Drapery with a floral pattern is in the right background.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image: "WHICH WILL YOU MARRY? / The bright black eye, the melting blue, / I cannot choose between the two, / And both when balanced hardly seem / To stir the scales or rock the beam, / But that is dearest all the while, / Which wears for us the sweetest smile. / 287." On verso, inscribed in pencil: lower right, "Consv CPC 1987" "Dwr 15" "Hurlock Green"; lower center, accession number.
Object Number: 1995.182.135
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