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Amanda Spriggs and the Devil

1883–1935
Oliver Herford (American, 1863–1935), Mildred Howells (American, born in 1872)


Dimensions

Sheet: 20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

50.3827

Medium or Technique

Graphite pencil on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

In pencil at bottom of sheet "Down shocking monster,. Down upon your knees / You make my well conducted blood to freeze/ Thus spoke Amanda Spriggs of Boston town -/ Unto the devil who with frightful frown -/ Had come to claim her soul- but chilled with fear/ Flew home instead in search of warmth and cheer-" "Begun by M. Howells, finished by O. Herford"

Provenance

Mildred Howells, Boston, MA; gift to MFA, December 14, 1950.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mildred Howells