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An Almanac of Twelve Sports (Skating)
William Nicholson (English, 1872–1949)
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.)
Medium or Technique
Color woodcut with hand coloring
Not On View
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)
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!
l.l. (in ink), "W. Nicholson"
PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 6/1/1912 [exact to month]
Gift of Francis Bullard