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Apple Blossom Time

1860–1903
James Wells Champney (American, 1843–1903)


Dimensions

Sheet: 21.3 x 14 cm (8 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4699

Medium or Technique

Pen and ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Recto: in ink, upper center: Apple Blossom Time; in ink, lower center: "We're made so that we love/ Forst when we see them painted, things we have passed/ Perhaps a hundred timesnor cared to see."/ Browning, "Fra Filippo Lippi"

Provenance

By 1949, C. Richard Whittmore, House of Whittemore, Westboro, MA; 1950, sold by Whittmore to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893–d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Karolik to the MFA. (Accession date: November 4, 2009)

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875