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"Alternate leaf and acorn ball in wreath about her hair," Illustration to "The Talking Oak" in "Poems by Alfred Tennyson"

1857
John Everett Millais (English, 1829–1896), Cut by Dalziel Brothers (English, active 1839–93)


Dimensions

Sheet (a): 15.9 x 12cm (6 1/4 x 4 3/4in.); Sheet (b): 6 x 8.5cm (2 3/8 x 3 3/8in.)

Accession Number

55.1442a-b

Medium or Technique

Wood engraving, India proof, touched with white with artist's notes, and also wood engraving, partial proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

(Women dressing the bride)
a: India proof, touched with white
b: partial proof (upper part of image)

Inscription

a: In graphite, various notes by Millais, including: "Compare this with another proof / Wherever you see white paint, make the lines more delicate."

Provenance

Harold T. Hartley (1851-1943, London); to his son Sir Harold Hartley (1878-1972, London); from whom purchased by MFA April 14, 1955.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund