Amanda Spriggs and the Devil
Sheet: 20.3 x 25.4 cm (8 x 10 in.)
Medium or Technique
Graphite pencil on paper
Not On View
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"
Mildred Howells, Boston, MA; gift to MFA, December 14, 1950.
Gift of Miss Mildred Howells