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An Almanac of Twelve Sports (Skating)

1897
William Nicholson (English, 1872–1949)


Catalogue Raisonné

Kleinstück 040

Dimensions

Sheet: 40.4 x 34.2 cm (15 7/8 x 13 7/16 in.) Image: 19.9 x 19.9 cm (7 13/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

M22343.12

Medium or Technique

Color woodcut with hand coloring

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Entry for December in “An Almanac of Twelve Sports By William Nicholson with words by Rudyard Kipling”, New York: R. H. Russell, 1898 (MFA Library rare book collection, *934 .735 .67 .1)

Accompanying text:

Skating.

Over the ice she flies
Perfect and poised and fair –
Stars in my true-love’s eyes
Teach me to do and to dare!

Now will I fly as she flies…
woe for the stars that misled!
Stars that I saw in her eyes
Now do I see in my head!
 —

Signed

l.l. (in ink), "W. Nicholson"

Provenance

PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 6/1/1912 [exact to month]

Credit Line

Gift of Francis Bullard